This is an accessible book with a fairly comprehensive coverage of manufacturing processes. The first few chapters also deal with materials and their properties which is important to understand if you are looking to select appropriate process and equipment.
There are plenty of easy to interpret figures but perhaps the most impressive feature is the enclosed SME DVD. This is a really useful reference for students who haven’t had the chance to spend time in a factory.
For tutors there is a really useful companion site at the publishers website (Wiley) with all the figures provided, both as individual graphics and also in ready-made powerpoint presentations.