Manufacturing and Design

Manufacturing and Design : Understanding the Principles of How Things Are Made

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Manufacturing and Design presents a fresh view on the world of industrial production: thinking in terms of both abstraction levels and trade-offs. The book invites its readers to distinguish between what is possible in principle for a certain process (as determined by physical law); what is possible in practice (the production method as determined by industrial state-of-the-art); and what is possible for a certain supplier (as determined by its production equipment). Specific processes considered here include metal forging, extrusion, and casting; plastic injection molding and thermoforming; additive manufacturing; joining; recycling; and more.

By tackling the field of manufacturing processes from this new angle, this book makes the most out of a reader's limited time. It gives the knowledge needed to not only create well-producible designs, but also to understand supplier needs in order to find the optimal compromise. Apart from improving design for production, this publication raises the standards of thinking about producibility.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 12.7mm | 660g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0080999220
  • 9780080999227
  • 1,059,663

Table of contents


Product Disassembly Studies

Shape Casting of Metals

Sheet Metal Forming

Extrusion of Metals

Forging of Metals


Injection Molding of Thermoplastics


Resin Transfer Molding

Additive Manufacturing

Joining and Assembly

None of the Above


Manufacturing Process Choice
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About Erik Tempelman

Erik Tempelman is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. A respected teacher, Erik has won several prizes for his style and enthusiasm in education, including the 'Best Teacher of the Year Award' in 2009. He has published on a range of subjects, from automotive materials selection to engineering education. Hugh Shercliff is a Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a co-author of Michael Ashby's Materials, Third Edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013), and a contributor on aluMATTER, an e-learning website for engineers and researchers sponsored by the European Aluminium Association. Bruno Ninaber van Eyben graduated with distinction in the design of plastics and metals at the Maastricht Academy in 1971. Since then, he has designed many iconic products, from coins to the gavel used by the Dutch Parliament. Today, he divides his time between his own Studio Nanaber and a part-time professorship at Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering.
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