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Manufacturing Automation, Second Edition by Yusuf Altintas

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CHAPTER ONE

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INTRODUCTION

The areas of machine tools, metal cutting, computer numerically controlled (CNC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and sensor-assisted machining are quite wide, and each requires the academic and engineering experience to appreciate a manufacturing operation that uses all of them in an integrated fashion.

Although it is impossible to be an expert in all these subjects, a manufacturing engineer must be familiar with the engineering fundamentals for the precision and economical manufacturing of a part. This book emphasizes only the fundamentals of metal cutting mechanics, machine tool vibrations, feed drive design and ...

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