MODERN MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, 4/e introduces state-of-the art technology for materials and manufacturing processes. Focusing more on descriptive material than analysis, it covers a wide range of materials and processes, illuminating key concepts with 1,000+ illustrations, tables, and diagrams. Both traditional and newly-developed materials and processes are discussed, with examples showing their integration into today's manufacturing industries. The text presents clear, sequential course material for both competency-based and traditional teaching systems. This Fourth Edition has been reorganized and updated to be more logical, complete, and up-to-date. New and improved coverage includes: a revamped six-chapter sequence on metals production; more coverage of composites; new machine and tool technologies; a concise introduction to lean manufacturing; advances in numerical control, and more.