Product and Furniture Design

The Manufacturing Guides

Product and Furniture Design

  1. Rob Thompson
  2. With the participation of Young-Yun Kim
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  • ISBN 9780500289198
  • 23.00 x 22.00 cm
  • Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
  • 192pp
  • 434 Illustrations, 434 in colour
  • First published 2011
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‘Very successfully pulls off what it sets out to achieve’ –

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.

FORMING technology
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

JOINING technology
Hot plate Welding • Ultrasonic Welding • Vibration Welding • Staking
CNC Joinery • Assembly • Upholstery

FINISHING technology
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.