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Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design
 
 

Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design [Kindle Edition]

Michael F. Ashby , Kara Johnson

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From the first edition: "...well-written and easy-to-read...unique and a worthwhile reference for designers, engineers, and suppliers."--Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, 2006 "Well presented, easy to read with concise descriptions. Very suitable for students on courses which involve art design and the use of modern materials"--Derrick Parker, Univ. of Portsmouth, Dept. Mech. & Manufacturing Eng "I believe materials engineering faculty should use this book at some point in their materials engineering curriculum. It can then be a resource for students as they travel through the major. The same can be said in an ideal world for industrial engineering, industrial design, and maybe even mechanical engineering."--Blair London, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo "I don't know of any similar book. I used Ashby & Jones's Engineering Materials I & II for many years, but these are more technical and probably better as stand-alone texts for an engineering course. I think Materials & Design would be an excellent supplement to an Engineering Materials course, and could serve as the primary text in Industrial or Product Design course focusing on materials." --Gary Benenson, City College of New York

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Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and industrial designer Kara Johnson explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more of the highly useful "materials profiles" that give critical design, processing, performance and applications criteria for each material in question. The reader will find information ranging from the generic and commercial names of each material, its physical and mechanical properties, its chemical properties, its common uses, how it is typically made and processed, and even its average price. And with improved photographs and drawings, the reader will be taken even more closely to the way real design is done by real designers, selecting the optimum materials for a successful product.

  • The best guide ever published on the on the role of materials, past and present, in product development, by noted materials authority Mike Ashby and professional designer Kara Johnson--now with even better photos and drawings on the Design Process
  • Significant new section on the use of re-cycled materials in products, and the importance of sustainable design for manufactured goods and services
  • Enhanced materials profiles, with addition of new materials types like nanomaterials, advanced plastics and bio-based materials

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9797 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 edition (19 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HLLMYKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Visual Impact! 21 April 2014
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Great and important resource for mechanical engineers and product designers. Very approachable material with fantastic graphs - just what a person who is a visual thinker can really appreciate, which probably describes 98% of us product designers! And Kara Johnson is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Keep up the good work at IDEO, Kara!
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