Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

  • 6h 9m
  • Jay S. Gunasekera, R. Ganesh Narayanan
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Sustainable Manufacturing Processes provides best practice advice on sustainable manufacturing methods, with examples from industry as well as important supporting theory. In the current manufacturing industry, processes and materials are developed with close reference to sustainability issues, with an outward look to optimum production efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Important topics such as the use of renewable energy, reduction of material waste and recycling, reduction in energy and water consumption, and reduction in emissions are all discussed, along with broad coverage of deformation and joining technologies, computational techniques, and computer-aided engineering. In addition, a wide range of traditional and innovative manufacturing technologies are covered, including friction stir welding, incremental forming, abrasive water jet machining, laser beam machining, sustainable foundry, porous material fabrication by powder metallurgy, laser and additive manufacturing, and thermoelectric and thermomagnetic energy harvesting.

  • Features practical case studies from industry experts
  • Explains methods for reducing waste in additive manufacturing
  • Provides a detailed examination on how sustainability is measured in manufacturing

About the Author

Dr. R. Ganesh Narayanan is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. He received his Ph.D. from the IIT Bombay, India. His research areas of interest include Metal Forming and Joining. He has contributed many research articles in reputed journals and international conferences. He has edited several titles including: ‘Strengthening and Joining by Plastic Deformation’ published by Springer Singapore, ‘Advances in Material Forming and Joining’ published by Springer India, and ‘Metal Forming Technology and Process Modeling’ published by McGraw Hill Education, India. He has also edited several special journal issues including: Advances in Computational Methods in Manufacturing in the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, and Numerical Simulations in Manufacturing in the Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies. He has organized three international conferences at IIT Guwahati, namely the International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM) in 2011, the 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference in 2014 and the 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM) in 2019. He has also organized a GIAN course on ‘Green Material Forming and Joining’ at IIT Guwahati in 2016.

Jay Gunasekera is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Delaware, USA. He was previously the chair of the department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University, a Director of the SME/NAMRI board of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and North American editor of Elsevier’s Journal of Materials Processing Technology. He has undertaken research and consulting projects for the United States Air Force, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, General Motors and a large number of manufacturing companies in the US. Dr. Gunasekera has published over 150 technical publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was awarded the highest doctorate (D.Sc.) Degree by the University of London in 1991 for his contribution in research and publications in the field of manufacturing engineering. He was made a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London, which is the highest honor conferred by that institution. He is a Fellow of SME & FRSA, past Fellow of IMechE, IProdE & IEE.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction to Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • Sustainability in Foundry and Metal Casting Industry
  • Sustainable Manufacturing—Material Forming and Joining
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies in Machining
  • Materials Development for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Product Development Process
  • A Case Study on Sustainable Manufacture of Ti–6Al–4V Ultralightweight Structurally Porous Metallic Materials by Powder Metallurgy Route
  • Waste Energy Harvesting in Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Sustainability Performance Evaluation in Manufacturing—Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
  • Additive Manufacturing Including Laser-Based Manufacturing
  • Computer Integrated Sustainable Manufacturing