9R15. Manufacturing Automation: Metal Cutting Mechanics, Machine Tool Vibrations, and CNC Design. - Y Altintas (Manuf Autom Lab, Univ of British Columbia, Canada). Cambridge UP, Cambridge, UK. 2000. 286 pp. Softcover. ISBN 0-521-65973-6. $39.95.

Reviewed by AA Ber (Dept of Mech Eng, Technion Israel Inst of Tech, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel).

This reviewer wishes to congratulate the author for writing this book. This combination of the three subjects, Metal Cutting Mechanics, Machine Tool Vibrations, and CNC Design under one roof, is actually done for the first time. Furthermore, integration of these three subjects gives the readers, students (mostly graduates), design engineers, as well as practitioners, a better outlook on the subject dealt with in the book Manufacturing Automation. The book is well written, and the sequence of subjects is perfect.

The author was aware that each of the major...

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