Originally published in the Soviet Union, the book begins with a brief history of the development of engineering manufacturing processes into a science and for the establishment of definite laws stipulating the production capacity and economic performance of machinery-manufacturing processes. The study of engineering manufacturing processes uses the theoretical and practical conclusions of associated branches of study, such as machine tools, metal cutting, cutting tools, tolerances and engineering measurement.. Thus, engineering manufacturing processes are a subject which deals with the means of production and their application.
The book is divided into five parts (each containing many a number of chapters). The parts are: metal-cutting principles, machine tools for metal cutting, and cutting tools; layout and bench work; engineering manufacturing processes and fundamental principles; machinging various types of surfaces; and machine assembly processes.