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This book is a professional guide to choosing the most appropriate materials and adhesives for product development applications from the onset. Each chapter focuses on a particular material family. The book covers ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, and adhesives. Unique to this book on material selection, the final chapter discusses critical aspects of adhesives. An ideal text for senior level undergraduate or graduate courses in mechanical engineering and materials science, it embodies the author's own experience and lectures on this subject, taught at UCLA Extension.