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CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

Book Description

Computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) are now a fundamental part of the professional practice of product design and are therefore essential skills for product design undergraduate students. This book provides students with all the tools needed to get to grips with the range of both CAD software and RP processes used in the industry.

Presented in a visually engaging format, this book is packed with case study examples from contemporary product designers, as well as screen shots, CAD models, and images of rapid prototypes highlighting the design process. This book shows how CAD and RP software is used in product design and explains, in clear language, the similarities and differences between the different software packages and processes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. Case Study Joris Laarman Lab (Bone Chair and Bone Chaise)
  6. 1 Computer-Aided Design
    1. What is Computer-Aided Design?
    2. What is Computer-Aided Design Used For?
    3. CAD Modelling Approaches
    4. Drawings to 3D Models
      1. Case Study Design Partners (G930 Wireless Gaming Headset)
      2. Case Study DCA Design (Mylo Pushchair)
      3. Case Study Therefore (VIA Personal Navigational Devices)
      4. Case Study Tools Design (Lunchbox and Wine Catalyzer)
      5. Case Study Factory Design (Superlight Aircraft Seating)
      6. Case Study Studio Aisslinger (YILL Mobile Energy-Storage Unit)
    5. Rendering
      1. Case Study Stefano Giovannoni (AlessiPhone and AlessiTab)
      2. Case Study Philips Design (DesignLine Television and Home Cinema System)
      3. Case Study Priestmangoode (Moving Platforms)
    6. Animation
    7. CAD Software For Product Design
  7. 2 Rapid Prototyping
    1. What is Rabid Prototyping?
    2. What is Rabid Prototyping Used For?
    3. Rabid Prototyping Processes
    4. Rapid Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing
    5. Subtrative RP
      1. Case Study 2Form (Memento Rug)
      2. Case Study Lauren Moriarty (Noodle Block Cube, Stitch Studies and Geometric Structure Cushion)
      3. Case Study David Trubridge (Kina Light and Dream Space Gazebo)
      4. Case Study Daniel Rohr (Colander Table)
      5. Case Study Paul Loebach (Shelf Space)
    6. Additive RP
      1. Case Study Fuseproject (SAYL Office Chair)
      2. Case Study Freedom Of Creation (Dahlia Wall Light, Palm Pendant Light, Macedonia Tray, Trabecula Tray, Punch Bag and V Bag)
      3. Case Study Ryuji Nakamura & Associates (Insect Cage)
      4. Case Study Michaella Janse van Vuuren (Chrysanthemum)
      5. Case Study WertelOberfell Platform (Fractal.MGX Table)
      6. Case Study Erich Ginder (Materialized Vase)
      7. Case Study Michael Eden (Wedgwoodn’t Tureen, Vortex, Maelstrom IV and Bloom)
      8. Case Study Bathsheba Grossman (Klein Bottle Opener)
    7. Finishing Additive RP Models
    8. Considerations For CAD Models Destined For RP
  8. 3 Research and the Future of Cad and Rapid Prototyping
    1. Economics
    2. Materials
    3. The Environment
    4. Consumers
    5. Technology
    6. Design
      1. Case Study RepRap (Self-Replicating Manufacturing Machines)
      2. Case Study Fab@Home (Open-Source 3D Printers)
      3. Case Study AM Research Group (Customized Sprinting Spikes)
      4. Case Study Growthobjects (Broccoli and Lily Lamp)
      5. Case Study Future Factories (Entropia Lamp)
      6. Case Study Bespoke Innovations (Bespoke Prostheses Fairings)
      7. Case Study Exstent (ExoVasc Cardiovascular Device)
      8. Case Study Southampton University (Laser Sintered Aircraft)
      9. Case Study EADS (Airbike)
    7. Conclusion
  9. Golssary
  10. 3D Modelling, Rendering and Engineering Software
  11. Common types of 3D File
  12. Further Reading
  13. Internet Reading
  14. Index
  15. Picture Credits
  16. Acknowledgements