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CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering


The production of products, from the design to the processing of materials to obtain a concrete object, has been a fundamental aspect in the life of humans, characterizing the key milestones of their evolution. As a result of this continuous and long process, we live today in a world characterized by a global production environment involving a wide range of scientific and technological areas, consolidated and new knowledge, millions of people with different skills and roles.
The CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering is aimed at collecting and make available the knowledge related to design practices, materials and manufacturing technologies, with the aim at providing an authoritative, exhaustive and easy access to the knowledge in the area of manufacturing. Matching the incremental nature of the human knowledge, the CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering covers both fundamental and emerging concepts, and has been designed as an evolving corpus, where authors can contribute updating existing essays as well as adding new ones.
The target audience includes researchers, engineers, managers, graduate students and practitioners in production engineering technologies and the related scientific and technological areas.
The CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering is published by Springer Nature in both printed and online versions.

 

encyclopediaThe first edition of the CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering covers the state-of-art of advanced technologies, methods and models for production, production engineering and logistics.The definitions and short explanations for a wide variety of terms have been written and reviewed by experts within the CIRP Community. Thus, the content is not only evaluated internationally on a high scientific level but also reflects very recent developments.The first edition was published in 2014 and contains about 250 essays for a total of more than 1300 pages, addressing relevant technical terms in the manufacturing area.

The writing of this edition involved more than 200 authors under the guidance of the Editors in Chief: Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart; and Section Editors: Jan Aurich (abrasive processes), S. Jack Hu (assembly), Hans Kurt Toenshoff (cutting), Eric Lutters (design), Ludger Overmeyer (electro-physical and chemical processes), A. Erman Tekkaya (forming), Sami Kara (life cycle engineering), Erhan Budak (machines), M. Alkan Donmez (precision engineering and metrology, A-L), Robert Schmitt (precision engineering and metrology, M-Z), Günther Schuh (production systems and organizations), Christopher A. Brown (Surfaces).

 

encyclopedia 2nd editionThe second edition of the CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering covers a wide range of new entries such as Hybrid Processes, High Performance Grinding, Biomimetic Design, Cold Spray, Sheet-bulk Metal Forming, Ecodesign, Cyber Physical System, Nano Technology, or Geometrical Product Specification. The second edition also comprises reviewed entries from the first version, which have been updated to reflect new standards or developments. This edition was published in 2019 and contains about 350 essays for a total of more than 1800 pages, addressing relevant technical terms in the manufacturing area.

The writing of this edition involved more than 300 authors under the guidance of the Editors in Chief: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio; and Section Editors: Konrad Wegener (abrasive processes), Jörg Krüger (assembly), Garrett O’Donnell (cutting), Eric Lutters (design), Ludger Overmeyer (electro-physical and chemical processes), Bernd-Arno Behrens (forming), Wim Dewulf (life cycle engineering), Hans-Christian Möhring (machines), M. Alkan Donmez (precision engineering and metrology , A-L), Robert Schmitt (precision engineering and metrology, M-Z), Günther Schuh (production systems and organizations), Han Haitjema (Surfaces).

 

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An online-only live edition of the CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering is also available, containing updated versions of the essays and additional essays published after 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRP Members have free full access to the Encyclopedia online and static eBook version from their Dashboard.