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Making It, 2nd Edition

Book Description

There are many ways in which a product can be manufactured but most designers know only a handful of techniques. Informative and incredibly easy to use, this bestselling book discusses more than a hundred production methods in detail.

With specially commissioned diagrams, case studies, and step-by-step photographs of the manufacturing process, Making It uses contemporary design as a vehicle to describe production processes. It lists pros and cons, suitable production volumes, costs involved, speed of production, relevant materials, and typical applications. The new edition of this inspirational book also evaluates each process in terms of sustainability and its effects on the environment.

Making It appeals not only to product designers but also to interior, furniture, and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design. This expanded edition includes nine new processes and an all-new section of more than 40 finishing techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Comparing Processes
  7. 1. Cut from Solid
    1. Machining
    2. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Cutting
    3. Electron-Beam Machining (EBM)
    4. Turning
    5. Jiggering and Jollying
    6. Plasma-Arc Cutting
  8. 2. Sheet
    1. Chemical Milling
    2. Die Cutting
    3. Water-Jet Cutting
    4. Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) and Cutting
    5. Laser Cutting
    6. Oxyacetylene Cutting
    7. Sheet-Metal Forming
    8. Slumping Glass
    9. Electromagnetic Steel Forming
    10. Metal Spinning
    11. Metal Cutting
    12. Industrial Origami®
    13. Thermoforming
    14. Explosive Forming
    15. Superforming Aluminum
    16. Free Internal Pressure- Formed Steel
    17. Inflating Metal
    18. Pulp Paper
    19. Bending Plywood
    20. Deep Three-Dimensional Forming in Plywood
    21. Pressing Plywood
  9. 3. Continuous
    1. Calendering
    2. Blown Film
    3. Exjection
    4. Extrusion®
    5. Pultrusion
    6. Pulshaping™
    7. Roll Forming
    8. Rotary Swaging
    9. Pre-Crimp Weaving
    10. Veneer Cutting
  10. 4. Thin & Hollow
    1. Glass Blowing by Hand
    2. Lampworking Glass Tube
    3. Glass Blow and Blow Molding
    4. Glass Press and Blow Molding
    5. Plastic Blow Molding
    6. Injection Blow Molding
    7. Extrusion Blow Molding
    8. Dip Molding
    9. Rotational Molding
    10. Slip Casting
    11. Hydroforming Metal
    12. Backward Impact Extrusion
    13. Molding Paper Pulp
    14. Contact Molding
    15. Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP)
    16. Autoclave Molding
    17. Filament Winding
    18. Centrifugal Casting
    19. Electroforming
  11. 5. Into Solid
    1. Sintering
    2. Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
    3. Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)
    4. Compression Molding
    5. Transfer Molding
    6. Foam Molding
    7. Foam Molding into Plywood Shell
    8. Inflating Wood
    9. Forging
    10. Powder Forging
    11. Precise-Cast Prototyping (pcPRO®)
  12. 6. Complex
    1. Injection Molding
    2. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
    3. Gas-Assisted Injection Molding
    4. Mucell Injection Molding
    5. Insert Molding
    6. Multishot Injection Molding
    7. In-Mold Decoration
    8. Over-Mold Decoration
    9. Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
    10. High-Pressure Die-Casting
    11. Ceramic Injection Molding
    12. Investment Casting
    13. Sand Casting
    14. Pressing Glass
    15. Pressure-Assisted Slip Casting
    16. Viscous Plastic Processing (VPP)
  13. 7. Advanced
    1. Inkjet Printing
    2. Paper-Based Rapid Prototyping
    3. Contour Crafting
    4. Stereolithography (SLA)
    5. Electroforming for Micro-Molds
    6. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    7. Smart Mandrels™ for Filament Winding
    8. Incremental Sheet-Metal Forming
  14. 8. Finishing Techniques
    1. Sublimation Dye Printing
    2. Vacuum Metalizing
    3. Flocking
    4. Acid Etching
    5. Laser Engraving
    6. Screen Printing
    7. Electropolishing
    8. Tampo Printing
    9. Suede Coating
    10. Hot Foil Blocking
    11. Over-Molding
    12. Sandblasting
    13. i-SD System
    14. In-Mold Decoration
    15. Self-Healing Coating
    16. Liquid-Repellent Coatings
    17. Ceramic Coating
    18. Powder Coating
    19. Phosphate Coatings
    20. Thermal Spray
    21. Case Hardening
    22. High-Temperature Coatings
    23. Thick-Film Metalizing
    24. Protective Coatings
    25. Shot Peening
    26. Plasma-Arc Spraying
    27. Galvanizing
    28. Deburring
    29. Chemical Polishing
    30. Vapor Metalizing
    31. Decalization
    32. Pickling
    33. Nonstick Coating (organic)
    34. Nonstick Coating (inorganic)
    35. Chrome Plating
    36. Anodizing
    37. Shrink-Wrap Sleeve
    38. Dip Coating
    39. Ceramic Glazing
    40. Vitreous Enameling
  15. Glossary
  16. Index
  17. Acknowledgments
  18. Picture Credits