Production Technology: Processes, Materials, and Planning focuses on manufacturing processes used with metals and polymers, materials used in engineering, and production planning and cost accounting.The publication first takes a look at the forming processes of metals and polymers, including polymer materials, surface finishes, metal removal, cutting and grinding, powder technique, manipulative processes, and casting. The manuscript then examines assembly operations and automation. Topics include assembly processes for metals and plastics, assembly operations, robotics, numerical control of machine tools, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacture. The text ponders on the properties and structure of metals and structure of alloys. Discussions focus on solidification, precipitation, non-equilibrium conditions, plastic deformation of metals, cold working, cast and wrought products, effect of grain size on properties, and crystals. The publication then elaborates on ferrous alloys, non-metals, production planning and control, quality control, and work design. The manuscript is a vital reference for readers wanting to explore production technology.