Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

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By (author) Rob Thompson

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 287mm x 46mm | 2,563g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500513759
  • ISBN 13: 9780500513750
  • Illustrations note: over 1,200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 15,954

Product description

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.

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Author information

Rob Thompson is lecturer in materials and processes at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, and Senior Designer at Bolton Associates, where he is involved in researching and developing materials and product design for clients in the UK and Asia.

Table of contents

Introduction: Design for Manufacture; Forming Technology; Plastics and Rubber; Metal; Glass; Ceramics; Wood; Composites; Layered Manufacturing; Cutting Technology; Thermal; Mechanical; Joining Technology; Thermal; Mechanical; Finishing Technology; Additive Processes; Subtractive Processes; Printing; Material Profiles; Wood; Plastic; Metal; Glass and Ceramics.