Fabrication

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Routledge, May 9, 2008 - Architecture - 192 pages
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Packed with stunning images this is an indispensable visual guide illustrating and explaining current fabrication processes and material transformation. Providing a documentary of an eclectic range of fabrication techniques, this is the ideal reference for designers who wish to learn more about the materials and current technologies in material production available to them.

Featuring the work of 12 fabricators based in the UK, the case studies displayed range from manufacture of complex wire rope, the processes of metal spinning, large-scale composite casting, to computer controlled sheet steel fabrication. With a full knowledge of how the materials are transformed, this book provides readers with a greater ability to employ material processes for their own designs and to better understand material fabrication. This is a book that provides information on contemporary technology and design inspiration in abundance.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Sheet Metal
3
2 Softwood Timber
17
3 GlassReinforced Plastic
29
4 Tensile Steel
41
5 Steel Sections
53
6 Limestone
75
7 Terrazzo Concrete
87
10 Tensile Yarns
129
11 Cast Metal
141
12 Spun Metal
159
Glossary of Processes
173
Company Information
175
Sources
177
Acknowledgments
179
Authors
181

8 Membrane Fabric
99
9 Float Glass
113

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