Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide / Edition 2

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Overview

Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide provides the detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing processes that industrial designers need without the in-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers. Author Jim Lesko gives you the practical knowledge you need to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects. He saves you valuable time that can be better spent in the successful design of products. In this book, you'll find everything from basic terminology to valuable insights on why certain shapes work best for particular applications. You'll learn how to extract the best performance from all of the most commonly used methods and materials. The ideal companion for both students and professional industrial designers, Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide provides easy access to the information you need.
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"...a useful reference to established industrial designers...a real boon to students wanting to enhance their understanding of basic technical issues." ( Designer, September)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470055380
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 224,886
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.67 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Manufacturing Processes 3
3 Metals 7
4 Metal Forming 23
5 Metal Cutting 58
6 Metal Joining 74
7 Appearance Finishing and Coating 94
8 Plastics 108
9 Resin Forming Processes 140
10 Machining Parts 168
11 Joining Plastics 170
12 Finishing Plastics 179
13 Rubbers and Elastomers 186
14 Natural Engineering Materials 194
15 Composites 207
16 Rapid Prototyping 211
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