Sustainable Materials

The Manufacturing Guides

Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production

  1. Rob Thompson
  2. Photography by Martin Thompson
  • ISBN 9780500290712
  • 23.00 x 22.00 cm
  • Flexibound with flaps
  • 224pp
  • With over 500 colour illustrations
  • First published 2013
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The latest book in Rob Thompson’s series of highly acclaimed reference guides for design students, this book provides an understanding of the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes and product lifecycles, and a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way.

Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials

Product designers are presented with a myriad of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture. They have to be both completely informed and knowledgeable about how their designs can be produced efficiently, effectively and in an environmentally sensitive way.

The book offers unparalleled information on both traditional and established materials and processes as well as emerging technologies. Simple yet detailed in their presentation, each material, process or lifecycle features a full technical description, concise notes on its suitability, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and environmental impact.

Easily referenced parts – Materials, Processes and Lifecycle – are packed with practical information and in-depth analysis on 15 materials, 14 processes and six production lifecycles.

Fully illustrated, step-by-step case studies show a product, component or material being manufactured by a leading international supplier.

Profusely illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs and diagrams, Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production is a vital resource for the design innovators of the future.

Rob Thompson is the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. An award-winning designer, he has been involved in the development of a range of products; his contribution to academia includes teaching and research at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, London. He is currently a principal designer at Nokia.

Martin Thompson has received D&AD, Campaign Press, One Show and British Lion awards for his advertising photography. He has worked on major campaigns, including Volvo, Sainsbury’s, Volkswagen, Toyota, Sharwoods and Chivas Regal. He travels worldwide as an editorial photographer.

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