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Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design [Paperback]

Chris Lefteri
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27 Feb 2012
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 on 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 9 new processes and an all-new section of 40 finishing techniques.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; 2 edition (27 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697491
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Lefteri is one of the most influential materials experts working in design today. Chris is an internationally recognised leading authority on materials and their application in design. Over the last 10 years his books have been instrumental in changing the way designers view and use materials. Routinely described by the design press as " The Materials Man", this is the reason why you'll find his books in every design studio across the world.

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Chris Lefteri is Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. He also runs his own packaging, furniture and product-design business in London. His previous books include five titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series covering Plastic, Wood, Glass, Metals and Ceramics.

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2.0 out of 5 stars No chapter on welding 2 July 2014
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It is disappointing that there is not even a single word in the book about 'welding'. It is an inevitable process in making process. Overall it is okay to keep this book as a quick reference. Next time, I will make sure to go through the contents page before buying a book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 7 Feb 2014
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A book for my A level class to help with the understanding of the production processes. Very pleased with the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview, one big ommision 31 Mar 2013
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The book provides a good overview of material processing, applications and finishing techniques.

One technique which is not included is welding of any description. Welding is one of the most widely used processes in industry and whilst I appreciate you could write a whole book on it I'm sure the author could have included a page on TIG, MIG, Friction stir etc. just for completeness.

A good book for initially selecting a process but more technical content would be required to make it a must for any engineer or designer.
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