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The materials sourcebook for design professionals

Author: Rob Thompson, (Designer); Martin Thompson, (Photographer); Nigel Burgess
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today's designers are often presented with a seemingly infinite number of creative choices, with the ability to push their materials to the limits of what they can do. Understanding these materials properly helps designers make inspired decisions in a practical and confident manner. 'The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals' is the one-stop resource for all design professionals, providing comprehensive,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Thompson, (Designer); Martin Thompson, (Photographer); Nigel Burgess
ISBN: 9780500518540 0500518548
OCLC Number: 951949771
Description: 544 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Inspirational materials, processes and knowledge for design professionals --
1. Metal : Ferrous metal : Cast iron ; Steel --
Non-ferrous metal : Aluminium ; Magnesium ; Titanium ; Copper, brass, bronze and nickel silver ; Zinc --
Precious metal : Silver ; Gold --
2. Plastic : Thermoplastic : Polypropylene (PP) ; Polyethylene (PE) ; Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) ; Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) ; Acid copolymers and ionomers ; Polystyrene (PS) ; Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) and acrylic styrene acrylonitrile (ASA) ; Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) ; Polycarbonate (PC) ; Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyester ; Polyamide (PA), nylon ; Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), acrylic ; Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), acrylic fibre ; Polyoxymethylene (POM), Acetal ; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) ; Fluoropolymer ; Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) --
Thermoset : Polyurethane (PU) ; Polysiloxane, silicone ; Synthetic rubber ; Formaldehyde-based: melamine (MF), phenotic (PF) and Urea (UF) ; Unsaturated polyester (UP) resin ; Polyepoxide, epoxy resin --
Super fibre : Carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) ; Aromatic polyamide, Aramid ; Polyphenylene benzobisthiazole (PBO) --
Bio-derived : Natural rubber and latex ; Cellulose acetate (CA) and viscose ; Starch plastic ; Polylactic acid (PLA) --
3. Wood : Wood products : Wood pulp, paper and board ; Bark ; Cork ; Veneer ; Engineered timber --
Softwood : Spruce, pine and fir ; Hemlock ; Larch ; Douglas fir ; Cypress family --
Hardwood : Poplar, aspen and cottonwood ; Willow ; Maple ; Birch ; Beech ; Oak ; Chestnut ; Walnut ; Hickory and pecan ; Ash ; Elm ; Cherry, apple and pear --
Tropical hardwood : Acacia ; Iroko ; Teak ; Mahogany family ; Exotics ; Balsa --
4. Plant : Stem and leaf : Rattan ; Bamboo ; Grass, rush and sedge ; Leaf fibres --
Bast fibre : Flax, linen ; Jute and kenaf ; Hemp ; Ramie ; Seed fibre : Cotton ; Coconut --
5. Animal : Animal fibres : Silk ; Wool ; Hair --
Bone and horn : Horn ; Bone and antler --
Leather and fur : Cowhide ; Sheepskin and goatskin ; Pigskin ; Horsehide ; Deerskin and kangaroo hide ; Exotics ; Fur --
6. Mineral : Rock : Stone ; Diamond and corundum --
Ceramic : Clay ; Plaster ; Cement ; Technical ceramic --
Glass : Soda-lime glass ; Lead glass ; High-performance glass.
Responsibility: Rob Thompson ; photography by Martin Thompson ; engineering calculations by Nigel Burgess.

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