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Materials and Design : the Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design.

Author: Michael F Ashby; Kara Johnson
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ashby, Michael F.
Materials and Design : The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design.
Burlington : Elsevier Science & Technology, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Ashby; Kara Johnson
ISBN: 9780080949406 0080949401
OCLC Number: 700688932
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Ten Chapters; Appendices; A Practical Reference for Inspiration; Index.

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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, processi.

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