Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

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Laurence King Publishers, Jun 28, 2007 - Design - 240 pages
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There are many different ways in which a product can be manufactured, but most designers probably know only a handful of techniques in any detail. Using contemporary design as a vehicle to describe production processes, this book covers a broad range of almost 90 production methods with descriptive text, specially commissioned diagrams, product shots, and photographs of the manufacturing process. It will appeal not only to product designers involved in lighting, consumer electronics, packaging, domestic accessories and tableware, but also to interior designers, furniture and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design.

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

This book was a nice, designerly overview of production techniques. Unfortunately, the second edition came out just after I bought it, so I couldn't enjoy its comparisons by environmental criteria. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

How do I explain this book? It's just a compendium of the different ways to make things. Lathing (in the cut from block section), blown film (continuous manufacturing) , thermoforming, and on. It ... Read full review

Contents

Machining
12
Computer Numerical Controlled CNC Cutting
15
ElectronBeam Machining EBM
18
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Chris Lefteri is Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Design, London. His previous books include five titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series covering plastic, wood, glass, metals and ceramics.

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