Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design[EPUB] ✺ Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design By Chris Lefteri – There are many different ways in which a product can be manufactured, but most designers probably know only a handful of techniques in any detail Using contemporary design as a vehicle to describe pro There are many different ways Manufacturing Techniques Epub Ù in which a product can be manufactured, but most designers probably know only a handful of techniques in any detail Using contemporary design as a vehicle Making It: Epub / to describe production processes, this book covers a broad range of almostproduction methods with descriptive text, specially commissioned diagrams, product shots, and photographs of the manufacturing process It will appeal not only It: Manufacturing Techniques PDF/EPUB ã to product designers involved in lighting, consumer electronics, packaging, domestic accessories and tableware, 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.

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  • paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design
  • Chris Lefteri
  • English
  • 12 July 2018
  • 9781856695060

10 thoughts on “Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

  1. Deborah says:

    How do I explain this book? It's just a compendium of the different ways to make things. Lathing (in the cut from block section), blown film (continuous manufacturing) , thermoforming, and on. It organizes techniques by high level category, introduced many methods I had never used, or seen in industry, and provides pros and cons for each. Readable for a layperson, and the kind of book I love to memorize, as it opens up a whole new world of wonder. We have grown too far from knowing how things work. This book will help me reconnect with the ways we build our modern world. Thanks to the author for organizing so much so well.

  2. Shreyas says:

    I was in dire need of a holistic book that covers all the materials right from its production process to its applications so that you could use appropriate materials for the problem statement. Thumbs up, Lefteri.

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  4. Carlo Clores says:

    We take for granted how stuff are made. This book gives us a really brief view of what and how things can be made with our current technology.

  5. Ken Rodriguez says:

    Consider this a reference book. It's not readable from front to back as it has no narrative. Not really what I was expecting.

    It breaks down families of manufacturing processes, and within those families has a 2-3 page overview of the process, listing pros, cons, uses, compatible materials, constraints, types of products made with it, speed, complexity, scalability, tolerances, unit volume, and interestingly waste/sustainability. The drawings and diagrams are good; they have a nice hand-drawn feel to them and are not too stiff like many unreadable blueprints and 3-views are. Pictures are useful and the book makes good use of color and font to communicate meaning.

    If you read it back to front, you should be able to look at any object, commercial or industrial, civilian or military, and have a pretty good idea of what type of process was used to make it. Or have several ideas of options that the designer could have used.

    It mentions cost qualitatively. I find this particularly odd, since some of these processes can be done in your garage or back yard for cheap, and others would probably cost millions to setup and are only available to massive industrial manufacturers. Cost is ALWAYS a consideration. It seemed to be glossed over in this book.

    If you were teaching a class or lecture on the *theoretical* number of ways to produce a certain part or geometry, then this book would be an asset. If you had a college class where the professor said you have to design this factory from the ground up to make these types of products, what machines/processes would you select? Then this book would be useful. But that is a very limited application.

    For personal or small businesses, it is merely informative of many processes that you will never be able to afford. I just want to get across that for MOST people, this will only be a reference book. That point doesn't seem to be well communicated anywhere else that I've seen.

  6. John says:

    This book was a nice, designerly overview of production techniques. Unfortunately, the second edition came out just after I bought it, so I couldn't enjoy its comparisons by environmental criteria. I found that it gives great suggestions about the potential applications of each approach, but the pros and cons didn't seem to be comparable in a systematic way. This book is great for the design researcher looking to think about new techniques or find an approach that they might follow up on, but not for pursuing them.

  7. Gwyn says:

    Thought it was a good overview of the various manufacturing processes, particularly from a design perspective. The only thing is that since it was released in 2007, and being that it's 8 years old, there are a number of newer techniques, such as 3D printing that were not in the book. Would be nice to see an updated version.

  8. Pixelpusher says:

    Good reference for many types of industrial fabrication. ((What the heck is pulltrusion, anyway?) Shows examples of how its done, applicable materials, pros and cons, as well as reference companies and websites.

  9. Matt says:

    Excellent reference book for some basic information on manufacturing.

  10. David Brown says:

    I ended up skim reading this as it is a very broad overview of the manufacturing processes available.

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