Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-26
  • Publisher: HACHETTE
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There are many ways in which a product can be manufactured but most designers know only a handful of techniques. Both informative and incredibly easy to use, this bestselling book explains over 100 production methods in detail. With specially commissioned diagrams, case studies and step-by-step photographs of the manufacturing process, Making It uses contemporary design as a vehicle to describe production processes. It lists their pros and cons, suitable production volumes, costs involved, speed of production, relevant materials and typical applications. The new edition of this inspirational book also evaluates each process in terms of sustainability and its effects upon the environment. Making It appeals not only to product designers but also to interior designers, furniture and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design. The expanded edition includes 10 new processes and an all-new section of over 30 finishing techniques.

Author Biography

Chris Lefteri is Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Design, London. He also runs his own product-design, packaging and furniture business in London. His previous books include five titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series covering plastic, wood, glass, metals, and ceramics.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Comparing Processesp. 10
Cut from Solid
Machiningp. 18
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Cuttingp. 21
Electron-Beam Machining (EBM)p. 24
Turningp. 26
Jiggering and Jollyingp. 29
Plasma-Arc Cuttingp. 33
Chemical Millingp. 38
Die Cuttingp. 40
Water-Jet Cuttingp. 42
Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) and Cuttingp. 44
Laser Cuttingp. 46
Oxyacetylene Cuttingp. 48
Sheet-Metal Formingp. 50
Slumping Glassp. 52
Electromagnetic Steel Formingp. 54
Metal Spinningp. 56
Metal Cuttingp. 59
Industrial OrigamiŽp. 61
Thermoformingp. 64
Explosive Formingp. 67
Superforming Aluminump. 70
Free Internal Pressure-Formed Steelp. 73
Inflating Metalp. 76
Pulp Paperp. 78
Bending Plywoodp. 80
Deep Three-Dimensional Forming in Plywoodp. 83
Pressing Plywoodp. 86
Calenderingp. 90
Blown Filmp. 92
Exjectionp. 94
ExtrusionŽp. 96
Pultrusionp. 99
Pulshaping™p. 102
Roll Formingp. 104
Rotary Swagingp. 106
Pre-Crimp Weavingp. 108
Veneer Cuttingp. 112
Thin & Hollow
Glass Blowing by Handp. 116
lampworking Glass Tubep. 118
Glass Blow and Blow Moldingp. 120
Glass Press and Blow Moldingp. 124
Plastic Blow Moldingp. 127
Injection Blow Moldingp. 129
Extrusion Blow Moldingp. 132
Dip Moldingp. 134
Rotational Moldingp. 137
Slip Castingp. 140
Hydroforming Metalp. 143
Backward Impact Extrusionp. 146
Molding Paper Pulpp. 149
Contact Moldingp. 152
Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP)p. 154
Autoclave Moldingp. 156
Filament Windingp. 158
Centrifugal Castingp. 161
Electroformingp. 164
Into Solid
Sinteringp. 168
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)p. 170
Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)p. 172
Compression Moldingp. 174
Transfer Moldingp. 176
Foam Moldingp. 178
Foam Molding into Plywood Shellp. 181
Inflating Woodp. 184
Forgingp. 187
Powder Forgingp. 190
Precise-Cast Prototyping (pcPROŽ)p. 192
Injection Moldingp. 196
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)p. 199
Gas-Assisted Injection Moldingp. 201
Mucell Injection Moldingp. 203
Insert Moldingp. 206
Multishot Injection Moldingp. 209
In-Mold Decorationp. 212
Over-Mold Decorationp. 214
Metal Injection Molding (MIM)p. 216
High-Pressure Die-Castingp. 219
Ceramic Injection Moldingp. 222
Investment Castingp. 224
Sand Castingp. 228
Pressing Glassp. 231
Pressure-Assisted Slip Castingp. 234
Viscous Plastic Processing (VPP)p. 236
Inkjet Printingp. 240
Paper-Based Rapid Prototypingp. 242
Contour Craftingp. 244
Stereolithography (SLA)p. 246
Electroforming for Micro-Moldsp. 250
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)p. 252
Smart Mandrels™ for Filament Windingp. 255
Incremental Sheet-Metal Formingp. 257
Finishing Techniques
Sublimation Dye Printing Vacuum Metalizingp. 262
Flocking Acid Etchingp. 263
Laser Engraving Screen Printingp. 264
Electropolishing Tampo Printingp. 265
Suede Coating Hot Foil Blockingp. 266
Over-Molding Sandblastingp. 267
i-SD System In-Mold Decorationp. 268
Self-Healing Coating Liquid-Repellent Coatingsp. 269
Ceramic Coating Powder Coatingp. 270
Phosphate Coatings Thermal Sprayp. 271
Case Hardening High-Temperature Coatingsp. 272
Thick-Film Metalizing Protective Coatingsp. 273
Shot Peening Plasma-Arc Sptayingp. 274
Galvanizing Deburringp. 275
Chemical Polishing Vapor Metalizingp. 276
Decalization Picklingp. 277
Nonstick Coating (organic) Nonstick Coating (inorganic)p. 278
Chrome Plating Anadizingp. 279
Shrink-Wrap Sleeve Dip Coatingp. 280
Ceramic Glazing Vitreous Enamelingp. 281
Glossaryp. 282
Indexp. 284
Acknowledgmentsp. 287
Picture Creditsp. 288
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