Reverse Engineering: Mechanisms, Structures, Systems & Materials

by: Robert W. Messler, Jr., Ph.D., FASM, FAWS


Abstract: This unique book examines the often underappreciated and occasionally maligned technique of reverse engineering. More than a shortcut for the lazy or unimaginative to reproduce an artless copy of an existing creation, reverse engineering is an essential brick—if not a keystone—in the pathway to a society's technological advancement.
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Title: Reverse Engineering: Mechanisms, Structures, Systems & Materials

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071825160

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Robert W. Messler, Jr., Ph.D., FASM, FAWS is Emeritus Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He spent 16 years in industry, 11 years at Grumman Aerospace and 5 years at Eutectic-Castolin, and then returned to Rensselaer, where he earned his degrees, to serve as Technical Director and Associate Director of the Center for Manufacturing Productivity. Dr. Messler later became a tenured professor and was appointed Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. He is the author of six books, including Engineering Problem-Solving 101 (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013). Dr. Messler has also written more than 140 papers in diverse areas of materials processing, joining, design, manufacturing, and engineering education.

Description: This unique book examines the often underappreciated and occasionally maligned technique of reverse engineering. More than a shortcut for the lazy or unimaginative to reproduce an artless copy of an existing creation, reverse engineering is an essential brick—if not a keystone—in the pathway to a society's technological advancement.