Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

Author(s): Rob Thompson


A guide to manufacturing processes that explores production techniques that have an important impact on the design industry. Including over 1,200 photographs and technical illustrations, it is suitable for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers.


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Rob Thompson is lecturer in materials and processes at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, and Senior Designer at Bolton Associates, where he is involved in researching and developing materials and product design for clients in the UK and Asia.

Introduction: Design for Manufacture; Forming Technology; Plastics and Rubber; Metal; Glass; Ceramics; Wood; Composites; Layered Manufacturing; Cutting Technology; Thermal; Mechanical; Joining Technology; Thermal; Mechanical; Finishing Technology; Additive Processes; Subtractive Processes; Printing; Material Profiles; Wood; Plastic; Metal; Glass and Ceramics.

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  • : 9780500513750
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : August 2007
  • : 285mm X 215mm X 45mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rob Thompson
  • : Hardback
  • : sp
  • : 745.2
  • : 528
  • : over 1,200 colour illustrations