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Manufacturing Engineering

This subject guide provides a starting point for research in manufacturing engineering.

Manufacturing Engineering

Use the tabs to the left to learn more about finding information in Manufacturing Engineering.


  • Reference Sources: Books available in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library.
  • Journals: Selected e-journals in manufacturing plus links to journals from publishers Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.
  • Books: A quick guide to searching for books in the U-M Library.
  • Finding Articles: Links to databases for Manufacturing Engineering research.
  • Patents: Information and links for patent research.
  • Standards: A quick guide to finding industrial standards.
  • Professional Organizations: Links to the web sites of professional organizations in Manufacturing Engineering.

Manufacturing Online Textbooks

MFG 426 Sections 001 and 002 (Levantrosser)
The Toyota way fieldbook: a practical guide for implementing Toyota's 4Ps  by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier. 2006. McGraw-Hill. 0071448934. Platform: AccessEngineering.

MFG 579 (Perakis)
Reliability evaluation of engineering systems: concepts and techniques by Roy Billinton and Ronald N. Allan. 1992. Springer. 9781489906878. Platform: SpringerLink. (To purchase a print copy of this book for $25, look for the "buy now" button at the SpringerLink site).

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