Preface


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Preface
PrefaceThis handbook focuses on what designers need to know about the advanced manufacturing processes in use today. By "advanced" we mean both new and distinctively different. In some instances technology has progressed to the point that much closer tolerances can be held, a whole new population of sizes is now possible, or a totally new family of materials now has opened up new possibilities. The technology is moving so quickly in some manufacturing fields that while yesterday it was in the development phase this year it is actually producing production parts. A few of these processes appear so "gee whiz" that readers will wonder if they are real. But they are. The world of nano, micro, lasers, and additive processes is vibrantly successful today, but we will still see tremen…
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LaRoux K. Gillespie: Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export