All aspects of machine tool process planning, from correctly reading engineering drawings to managing a project once underway, are covered in this book. Manufacturing economics are discussed, together with quality control, use of computers in process planning. The book reviews a wealth of material otherwise only to be found by searching through the innumerable volumes of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. To help the planner learn to create an efficient manufacturing program, the text combines treatments of technical and economic aspects and covers process planning, part print analysis, economic processing considerations, process documentation, tolerance charting, and more. Computer-aided process planning is also discussed. Numerous end-of-chapter review questions and problems reinforce the text to arrive at manufacturing decisions. Appendices provide information about tools and materials.