Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design / Edition 2

Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design / Edition 2

by Michael F. Ashby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1856174972

ISBN-13: 2901856174977

Pub. Date: 10/26/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book is about the role of materials (metals, plastics, polymers, etc) in product design. It's purpose is to develop an understanding of materials helpful in designing products ranging from mobile phones to cameras, furniture, bicycles, and every sort of manufactured item. Beautifully illustrated in color, the book approaches industrial design as an art

Overview

This book is about the role of materials (metals, plastics, polymers, etc) in product design. It's purpose is to develop an understanding of materials helpful in designing products ranging from mobile phones to cameras, furniture, bicycles, and every sort of manufactured item. Beautifully illustrated in color, the book approaches industrial design as an art that uses "visual" thinking. Qualities such as color, texture, and feel are important aspects of materials when considering which to use in creating a product's personality. The book also contains a concise reference source for materials and processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901856174977
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
344

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Function and Personality1
Chapter 2What Influences Product Design?7
Chapter 3Design and Designing27
Chapter 4The Stuff... Multi-dimensional Materials49
Chapter 5Other Stuff... Shaping, Joining and Surfaces89
Chapter 6Form Follows Material99
Chapter 7A Structure for Material Selection117
Chapter 8Case Studies in Materials and Design141
Chapter 9New Materials--The Potential for Innovation157
Chapter 10Conclusions169
A Practical Reference for Inspiration
Material Profiles174
Shaping Profiles236
Joining Profiles258
Surface Profiles284
Appendices
Exercises for the Eye and Mind311
Selected Material Maps315
Index329

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