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Materials and design : the art and science of material selection in product design / Mike Ashby and Kara Johnson

Main Author Ashby, M. F. Coauthor Johnson, Kara Country Holanda. Edition 2nd ed Publication Amsterdam : Elsevier, cop. 2002 Description 331 p. : il. ; 25 cm ISBN 978-1-85617-497-8 CDU 74.023 620.1
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Monografia Biblioteca da UMinho no Campus de Azurém
BPG 74.023 - A Available 407290

Licenciatura em Design de Produto Projeto - Construção 2º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Second Edition, discusses the role of materials and processes in product design. The book focuses on the materials that designers need, as well as on how and why they use them. The book's 10 chapters cover topics such as function and personality, factors influencing product design, the design process, materials selection, and case studies in materials and design. Appendices for each chapter provide exercises for readers, along with detailed charts of technical attributes of different materials for reference. This book will be particularly useful to both students and working designers. Students are introduced to the role of materials in manufacturing and design, with the help of familiar language and concepts. Working designers can use the book as a reference source for materials and manufacturing.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Function and Personality
  • What Influences Product Design
  • Design and Designing
  • The Stuff...Multidimensional 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
  • Practical References for Inspiration
  • Materials Profiles
  • Shaping Profiles
  • Joining Profiles
  • Surface Profiles
  • Exercises for the Eye and Mind
  • Selected Materials Maps

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier's top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

Since publishing the first edition of Materials and Design in 2002, Kara Johnson has worked at IDEO, a global design firm and strategic consultancy. Kara leads their efforts in Materials, with a focus on Manufacturing. Her work is primarily about linking a company's brand and business strategies with the products they make.

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