An encyclopaedic guide to production techniques and materials for product and industrial designers, engineers, and architects.
There is absolutely no precedent for this book, the only encyclopaedic guide to manufacturing processes that explores established, new, emerging and innovative production techniques that have, or will have, an important impact on the design industry. With over 1,200 photographs and technical illustrations, it is the definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers who need a convenient, highly accessible and practical reference that will enable them to make fast and efficient decision-making in design projects.
Rob Thompson is an award-winning designer and the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals.
How to use this book Introduction Part One - Forming Technology Plastics and Rubber Metal Glass and Ceramics Wood Composites Layered Manufacturing Part Two - Cutting Technology Chemical Thermal Mechanical Part Three - Joining Technology Thermal Mechanical Part Four - Finishing Technology Additive Processes Subtractive Processes Printing Part Five - Materials Plastics metals Wood and Natural Fibres Ceramics and Glass Directory Glossary and Abbreviations Featured Companies Organizations and other sources of information Further Reading Illustration Credits Acknowledgments Index
'Does exactly what the title implies in an easy user-friendly manner . . . very useful and informative to designers and architects, whether students more experienced practitioners, as well as to anyone interested in the wider aesthetic and ethical issues of contemporary living ' - The Art Book 'The definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers' - New Design
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