I got my degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and work in hardware engineering. Funnily enough, I’m writing this on a shuttle that left the factory today on my way to the hotel.
The go to for my undergrad was Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing . It gives a surface level understanding and isn’t too dry most of the time. It’s an interesting book that you can just open up and learn something new in. It’s more of a reference book than the “narrative” books that were linked too. It’s probably what people think of as a “Manufacturing Book.”
Then there’s the Bible, Machinery’s Handbook . This probably isn’t what most people are looking for in a manufacturing book. Think of it as more of a giant list of tables and suggestions when trying to actually build something. It’s the one book I’ll always have at my desk, regardless of what I’m working on.
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I can second the recommendation for Fundamental Modern Manufacturing. This was required reading for my two hands-on manufacturing classes. They have so many manufacturing processes I hadn't heard of, and very good descriptions of them.
You object to somebody, somewhere on the Internet creating content and making a buck? Or just that you didn't get your shekel?
Someone who owns a Tesla and likes the experience , will most likely recommend it and can point point them to Tesla referral program (not sure if they still have it) - they will earn more than most of Amazon Referral fees, and it's most likely and honest recommendation. Though definitely biased.
Your only protection is to be aware of bias and do your own research if you are inclined to buy something recommended.
Or not, because that's why we turn to experts/influencers (no matter if it's a friend/family member/blogger/vlogger) in some matters you're not comfortable with or you don't care enough/don't want to put the time to research.
So yeah, I wish I had a fee for every sales made from friends/family/internet strangers that asked for my recommendation.
Another book on the TPS:
I would look beyond books to seek out great organizers, leaders, and organizations in manufacturing. Dell is another good example. There are many others spread around the world.