How to use this book * Introduction Part One - Forming Technology Plastics and Rubber * Metal * Glass and Ceramics * Wood * Composites * Layered Manufacturing Part Two - Cutting Technology Chemical * Thermal * Mechanical Part Three - Joining Technology Thermal * Mechanical Part Four - Finishing Technology Additive Processes * Subtractive Processes * Printing Part Five - Materials Plastics * metals * Wood and Natural Fibres * Ceramics and Glass Directory Glossary and Abbreviations * Featured Companies * Organizations and other sources of information * Further Reading * Illustration Credits * Acknowledgments * Index
A truly comprehensive and authoritative source-book on the methods and techniques of manufacturing. A must for students, tutors and professionals involved in designing and making
Rob Thompson is an award-winning designer and the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals.
'The definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers,
architects and engineers' - New Design
'Does exactly what the title implies in an easy user-friendly manner . . . very useful and informative to designers and architects, whether students more experienced practitioners, as well as to anyone interested in the wider aesthetic and ethical issues of contemporary living ' - The Art Book