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A detailed reference to production techniques and materials counsels today's product designers on the range of processes, from traditional crafts to the latest technologies, in a guide that profiles more than seventy manufacturing processes.
An encyclopaedic guide to production techniques and materials for product and industrial designers, engineers, and architects.Today's product designers are presented with a myriad of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture. They have to be knowledgeable about a vast repertoire of processes, ranging from what used to be known as traditional "crafts" to the latest technology, to enable their designs to be manufactured effectively and efficiently. Information on the internet about such processes is often unreliable, and search engines do not usefully organize material for designers. This fundamental new resource explores innovative production techniques and materials that are having an impact on the design industry worldwide. Organized into four easily referenced parts -Forming, Cutting, Joining, and Finishing -over seventy manufacturing processes are explained in depth with full technical descriptions; analyses of the typical applications, design opportunities, and considerations each process offers; and information on cost, speed, and environmental impact. The accompanying step-by-step case studies look at a product or component being manufactured at a leading international supplier.
This fundamental resource for all textile and fashion designers explores over 70 production techniques and over 60 materials used in textile and fashion design. Organized into four main parts Fibre and Yarn Technology, Textile Technology, Construction Technology, and Materials it is a complete overview of the life cycle of textile and fashion manufacturing, from the spinning of yarn to recycling. In parts 13, over 70 major processes are explained in detail, each featuring a technical description, an analysis of the applications, design opportunities and considerations, quality, cost, speed and environmental impact. All of the processes feature detailed step-by-step case studies showing the process either at source or in manufacture at a leading international supplier. Part 4 features essential knowledge on over 60 natural and synthetic materials.
Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, SecondEdition provides the detailed coverage of materials andmanufacturing processes that industrial designers need without thein-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed towardengineers. Author Jim Lesko gives you the practical knowledge youneed to develop a real-world understanding of materials andprocesses and make informed choices for industrial designprojects. In this book, you will find everything from basic terminology tovaluable insights on why certain shapes work best for particularapplications. You'll learn how to extract the best performance fromall of the most commonly used methods and materials.
This book provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of manufacturing processes from the standpoint of the product designer. Reflecting a growing need in industry and education for design-driven instruction, this book demonstrates the importance of considering the selection of manufacturing method early in the design process, illustrating how the selection of method directly affects the geometric characteristics of products. Beginning with a study of the design process itself in Chapter 1, readers are taken through the product development process, with concurrent engineering presented in Chapter 2 (new to this Second Edition) and cost - as a factor affecting design and manufacturability - covered in a new Chapter 11. Augmenting the book's design orientation are new chapters on design for assemble (Chapter 12) and environmentally conscious design and manufacturing (Chapter 13). The book also includes a wealth of worked-out design examples and design projects (in Chapters 3-11), and an appendix on materials engineering that explains how materials are selected in the design of products. This book provides engineers and product designers with solidly quantitative, design-driven discussion of manufacturing processes that supports a systems approach to manufacturing.
From concept development to final production, this comprehensive text thoroughly examines the design, prototyping, and fabrication of engineering products and emphasizes modern developments in system modeling, analysis, and automatic control. This reference details various management strategies, design methodologies, traditional production techniqu