For advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate courses in CAD/CAM, manufacturing systems, and manufacturing control in industrial and mechanical engineering departments. Using a strong science-based and analytical approach, this text provides a modern description of CAM from an engineering perspective to include design specification, process engineering, and production. It begins with discussions of part design and geometric modeling and then gives detailed coverage of individual technologies and building blocks to provide readers with a clear understanding of CAM technology. Unlike most other texts in the field, this book includes both descriptive information and analytical models.; Added material throughout - Includes discussions of CAD drafting, 3D CAD, surface modeling, solid modeling, feature-based modeling, variational and parametric modeling, tools for PLC logic design, kinematics of NC machines; 50 per cent new problems; Author Web Site - Provides PowerPoint presentations for most chapters, project descriptions and project Web pages, and Freeware.; Focus on all engineering requirements of a product - Including design, process engineering, and automation.
; Complete descriptions of complex engineering activities - Including in-depth discussions of the analytical underpinnings of these activities.; Numerous figures, illustrations, and examples throughout the text.; Emphasis on the scientific foundations for understanding the issues and technologies of modern CAM and related design and system planning activities.; Complete coverage of the major topics of CAM and CAD - From introductory to advanced.