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A primary goal in writing The Mechanical Design Process was to provide a solid foundation in design, combined with real world examples, best practices, and case studies that illustrate the concepts. This 6th edition builds on the reputation of earlier editions for being concise, direct, and logical, while remaining easy and enjoyable to read. And now, this 6th edition bundle packages the textbook with all of the available resources and the
associated case studies, providing students with a single, comprehensive product at an even more affordable price point.

Key features of this 6th edition bundle:

  • The Mechanical Design Process, 6th edition, is bundled with The Mechanical Design Process Case Studies, which includes 16 case studies (200 pages) illustrating key aspects of the design process using real-world examples. The case studies are available in the digital version of the print product, with a Product Key.

  • The author has identied the “50 Best Practices” of design, and attention is drawn to these repeatedly throughout the text for easy student reference.

  • There are 25 free, downloadable worksheet templates (Word documents and Excel spreadsheets) that support activities throughout the book.

Textbook Formats for this 6th Edition Bundle

LAB BOOK Plus is BVT’s mobile-friendly, web-based eBook platform. The LAB BOOK version of this textbook bundle includes The Mechanical Design Process appended with the 16 case studies from The Mechanical Design Process Case Studies. It also provides digital study tools, as well as easy access to the 25 free worksheet templates that accompany this text. This is the most affordable option.
ISBN: 978-1-5178-1583-7    Bookstore (Net): $20    Students (Retail): $25

TEXTBOOK Plus includes both a loose-leaf version of The Mechanical Design Process as
well as everything included in LAB BOOK Plus above (including The Mechanical Design
Process Case Studies
). This is the best-value option.

ISBN: 978-1-5178-1582-0     Bookstore (Net): $54    Students (Retail): $75

SOFT COVER Plus includes both a bound, soft-cover version of The Mechanical Design
as well as everything included in LAB BOOK Plus above (including The Mechanical Design Process Case Studies). This option is for students who wish to keep this textbook for reference throughout their career.

ISBN: 978-1-5178-1581-3    Bookstore (Net): $139    Students (Retail): $192

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Help your students develop

good habits during:

  • Problem understanding

  • Concept generation

  • Concept selection

  • Decision making

  • Functional modeling

  • Product generation

  • Product evaluation

  • Team management

  • Design for cost, assembly, manufacture,
    sustainability and more.

There are 16 case studies showing students how successful design engineers resolve difficult design problems.

Book Ordering Details
Why Design Faculty choose The Mechanical Design Process with Case Studies for their students.

Whether teaching a course on the design process, a senior design course, or a capstone; there are many resources in The Mechanical Design Process that can help students learn how to be better design engineers.  


In spite of its title, The Mechanical Design Process is a book for all product developers.  It has been described as one of the best systems design books available.  It is a must for design process, senior design, and capstone courses click here to see how this book can help your students and program be successful.


Provide your students with a holistic, systematic view of how to discover their customers’ needs and see them through to on-time, cost effective, quality products.

Why teaching the design process during junior year is important for capstone project and internship success?

A four page paper describing how important this information is for student success.  The paper has been submitted to the 2018 Capstone Design Conference, Rochester N.Y., June 2018.

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