Materials & Processes

Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture (2nd Edition)

This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, and textiles. The workof both long-established and emerging designers is featured, with each product selected for its significant use of new technology, unorthodox, or complex production process, use of innovative materials and, in some cases, for the creativeconcept behind it.

 

FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop—from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how.

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development

The bible of new product development is now updated with the latest information from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). Containing the entire PDMA "Body of Knowledge" needed for passing its professional certification exam, this handbook covers all areas of new product development, providing project managers and engineers with reliable information on best practices in a wide range of industries, from heavy manufacturing to the service sector.

Materiology

A book intended for all creative professionals who rely on materials and technologies architects, designers, stylists, artists and the like, from students to experienced practitioners Materiology is written in a style that conveys a wealth of information in a language thats easy to understand. This book covers everything you always wanted to know about materials and technologies but never expected to find in a single volume. Materiology's comprehensive exploration of materials is divided into four sections:

Structural Packaging: Design Your Own Boxes and 3D Forms

Unlike other packaging titles, which simply provide templates to copy, this book enables designers of all packaging types to create 3-D packaging forms that are specific to their needs rather than based on an existing design. Structural Packaging gives the reader an understanding of the underlying principles of packaging construction and the technical knowledge and confidence to develop a greater number of their own unusual and innovative designs.

 

Materials and Design, Second Edition: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design

Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and Industrial designer, Kara Johnson, explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality.

Product and Furniture Design (The Manufacturing Guides)

A new series for designers, engineers, architects, and students.

Designers are presented with a myriad of choices when preparing work for manufacture. Whether professionals or students, they must be thoroughly knowledgeable about how their designs can be produced efficiently and effectively.

Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding: An Introduction

The goal of the book is to assist the designer in the development of parts that are functional, reliable, manufacturable, and aesthetically pleasing. Because injection molding is the most widely used manufacturing process for the production of plastic parts, a full understanding of the integrated design process presented is essential to achieving economic and functional design goals. This book features over 425 drawings and photographs.

Materials for Inspirational Design

This informative and attractive book will provide education and inspiration for design professionals and students alike.

Materials for Inspirational Design provides today's designer with a myriad of material possibilities. The book introduces the properties of wood, metal, glass, ceramics and plastic, all in an informative and inspirational format. The book covers a wide range of information its inclusion of both everyday, familiar products and those that are new, exciting and unexpected.

Materials for Design

As architecture programs throughout the country break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely needed. Materials for Design is that book.

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