Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Architecture - 256 pages
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Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Second Edition provides the detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing processes that industrial designers need without the in-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers. Author Jim Lesko gives you the practical knowledge you need to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects.

In this book, you will find everything from basic terminology to valuable insights on why certain shapes work best for particular applications. You'll learn how to extract the best performance from all of the most commonly used methods and materials.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3Powdered Metallurgy
Metal Forming
Plastic Forming Processes
Machining Plastics
Finishing Plastics
Rubbers and Elastomers
Natural Engineering Materials
Composites
Rapid Prototyping
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Jim Lesko, IDSA, recently retired as Head of Art and Design and Chair of Industrial Design at the University of Bridgeport. He is currently Professor and Director of International Relations at Dongsea University in Busan, South Korea, and Principal of Lesko Design, an industrial design office. He has an MFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute.

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