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Materials and design : the art and science of material selection in product design

Author: M F Ashby; Kara Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the role of materials and manufacturing in product design. We have placed particular emphasis on how the materiality of an object (what it is made of and how it is made) can be manipulated to create aesthetics and functionality of a product. We are equally concerned with issues related to feasibility of production and the sustainability of a system. The methods presented here are supported by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M F Ashby; Kara Johnson
ISBN: 9781856174978 1856174972
OCLC Number: 434563916
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: 331 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Function and personality --
What influences product design? --
Design and designing --
The stuff ... multi-dimensional materials --
Other stuff ... shaping, joining and surfaces --
Form follows material --
A structure for material selection --
Case studies in materials and design --
New materials --
the potential for innovation --
Conclusions --
Appendices --
Exercises for the eye and mind --
Selected material maps --
A practical reference for inspiration --
Material profiles --
Shaping profiles --
Joining profiles --
Surface profiles.
Responsibility: Mike Ashby and Kara Johnson.

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Explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. This edition features useful 'materials  Read more...

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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 more...

 
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