Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, 2nd Edition
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.
Metal Finishing & Coatings
Resins (Polymers) "Plastics"
Resin Forming Processes
Rubbers and Elastomers
Natural Engineering Materials
Computer Aided Design/Rapid Prototype
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.
- Over 30% new and revised material, this single-source reference offers detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing processes for industrial designers
- Expanded coverage of plastic finishing, metal and plastic composite materials, ferrous and non-ferrous materials
- New coverage of rapid tooling and rapid prototyping
Provides broad coverage of the most-used manufacturing methods and materials
Purposely avoids in-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers
- Covers forming, cutting and joining of metals, plastics, ceramics and glass
- Offers easy-to-use chart format that lists advantages and disadvantages for each material and method
- Includes hundreds of photographs and drawings