- ISBN 9780500289198
- 23.00 x 22.00 cm
- Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
- 434 Illustrations, 434 in colour
- First published 2011
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‘Very successfully pulls off what it sets out to achieve’ – Develop3D.com
Product and Furniture Design is a vital resource for product designers, 3D designers, engineers and architects who must be fully informed about how their designs can be produced efficiently and effectively.
Part of a new series built on the authority of the highly acclaimed Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, this is the essential reference guide to creating product and furniture designs for mass production in a wide range of design disciplines.
With 430 specially commissioned photographs and technical illustrations, it describes more than 30 manufacturing processes, from the traditional and established to cutting-edge technologies.
Clearly presented explanations of each manufacturing process include
• a full technical description
• analysis of typical applications and design opportunities
• information on cost, speed and environmental impact
• detailed step-by-step case studies with a leading international supplier
Photographs of geometry, detail, colour and surface finish complete the practical information designers need to select the right process to realize their designs.
Compression Molding • Thermoforming • Rotation Molding • Plastic Extrusion Injection Molding • Metal Injection Molding • Foam Molding • Dip Molding High pressure Die Casting • Investment Casting • Metal Press Forming • Punching and Blanking Metal Spinning • Tube and Section Bending • Swaging • Superplastic Forming Ceramic Press Molding • Ceramic Slip Casting • Steam Bending CNC Machining • Loom Weaving • Laser Cutting
Hot plate Welding • Ultrasonic Welding • Vibration Welding • Staking CNC Joinery • Assembly • Upholstery
Tampo Printing • Screen Printing • Anodizing Automated Spray Painting • Electroplating • Vacuum Metalizing
Rob Thompson is the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. An award-winning designer, he has been involved in the development of materials and products for a range of international clients. Former Researcher and Lecturer at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, London, he is currently Creative Materials Specialist at Nokia Design.