Modern Trends in Manufacturing Technology

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About the Book :

Manufacturing technologies have advanced at a rapid pace bringing in cost effectiveness through efficiency improvement in processing, material use and the energy consumption. A combination of the three is improving the cost effectiveness for manufacturing process at a rapid pace. It has also been observed that the modern artificial intelligence is contributing in a big way in ensuring quality production and lowering production cost. The book is a compilation of contributions from various participants to the 13the Convention of Mechanical Engineers, hosted by The Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Centre, during November 6-8, 1997 at New Delhi. Presentation in the following different sub-themes were organised, viz., metal forming technologies, manufacturing requirements for defence applications, automation in manufacturing, flexible manufacturing system and the factories of the future, artificial intelligence and robotics in production, micro maching processes and environmental concern in manufacturing. The book contains various contributions highlighting the issues and the recent trends in manufacturing in the county. Manufacturing requirement for defence applications has been given special impetus.

About Author :

Pradeep Chaturvedi, Chairman of the Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Centre is a Mechanical Engineer and an energy and environment expert. He has been involved with sustainable development issues, mainly the energy policy and planning and implementation of environment friendly sustainable energy projects for over three decades in India and other Asian and Pacific countries. As a Member of the Perspective Planning Group of Planning Commission, preparing Development Vision 2020, he contributed 'India's Energy Vision 2020'. He has been actively involved with the formulation of Energy Conservation Act 2001 and the Electricity Bill 2001. Mr. Chaturvedi has been involved with the Studies Programme of the World Energy Council since 1983. His understanding of energy issues of the South Asia Region, in the global context, has been widely appreciated. Mr. Chaturvedi was deeply involved with the preparatory phase of the World Summit of Sustainable Development. He is also involved in the follow-up phase. Mr. Chaturvedi is Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO sponsored World Renewable Energy Network; and Vice Chairman of the World Environment Foundation, both based in UK; and President of the Bio Energy Society of India. He is also a Visiting Faculty at IIT, Delhi. Mr. Chaturvedi has authored six and edited 25 books on Energy Management and Sustainable Development. These books are widely referred to understand the situation in the country.

N.K. Tewari and Prof. P.V. Rao are Senior Faculty Members in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian institute of Technology, Delhi. Prof. G.S. Yadav is the Senior Faculty Member at ITTMEC at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Mr. Pradeep Chaturvedi is a Member of the Mechanical Engineering Board of The Institution of Engineers (India).

G.S. Yadav is the Senior Faculty Member at ITTMEC at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.