For undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Industrial, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering Programs. For graduate courses in Manufacturing Science and Engineering. This comprehensive, up-to-date text has balanced coverage of the fundamentals of materials and processes, its analytical approaches, and its applications in manufacturing engineering. Students using this text will be able to properly assess the capabilities, limitations, and potential of manufacturing processes and their competitive aspects. Well-organized and interesting, this book will encourage, motivate, and challenge students to present economically viable solutions to a wide variety of questions and problems, including the increasingly important element of product design.