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Materials for Design

Book Description

Over the last ten years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials for design, but most books on this subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.). This book provides much-needed information on the raw materials, and the low-down on how these can be used.

Organized into three sections embracing grown, oil-based, and mined materials, each entry includes information on key features, typical applications, production processes, and sustainability issues. This fact-packed book will allow professional designers and students from a range of disciplines to understand in simple, exciting, visual terms the different qualities and features of materials. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Section 1 — Grown
    1. Softwood
      1. Red Cedar (Juniperus spp.)
      2. Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
      3. Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
      4. Poplar (Populus spp.)
      5. Yew (Taxus baccata)
    2. Hardwood
      1. European Lime (Tilia x europaea)
      2. Oak (Quercus)
      3. European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
      4. Rock Maple (Acer saccharum)
      5. Teak (Tectona grandis)
      6. European Walnut (Juglans regia)
      7. European Birch (Betula pendula)
      8. European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
      9. Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
      10. Willow (Salix spp.)
      11. Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
      12. Balsa (Ochroma pyramidale)
      13. Hickory (Carya spp)
    3. Fibre
      1. Coconut Fibres (Cocod nucifera)
      2. Tree Bark
      3. Horsehair
      4. Cellulose
      5. Silk
      6. Bacterial Cellulose
    4. Animal
      1. Bovine Leather
      2. Fish Leather
      3. Fish Scales
      4. Protein
    5. Plant
      1. Algae
      2. Cork
      3. Bamboo (Bambusoideae)
      4. Rattan (Calamus rotang)
      5. Hemp
      6. Wheat Straw
      7. Carrot Fibres
      8. Mycelium
      9. Sugarcane
      10. Orange Peel
      11. PLA (Polylactic Acid)
      12. Castor Oil
      13. Latex
  7. Section 2 — Oil–Based
    1. Engineering Polymers
      1. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
      2. ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate)
      3. CA (Cellulose Acetate)
      4. EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
      5. Ionomer Resins
      6. Liquid Crystal Polymers
      7. Melamine Formaldehyde
      8. PA (Polyamide)
      9. PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
      10. PC (Polycarbonate)
      11. PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)
      12. PF (Phenol-formaldehyde)
      13. PCL (Polycaprolactones)
      14. POM (Polyoxymethylene)
      15. PPSU (Polyphenylsulphone)
      16. PS (Polystyrene)
      17. PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
      18. Silicone
      19. SMMA (Styrene Methyl Methacrylate)
      20. TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers)
      21. UF (Urea Formaldehyde)
    2. Commodity Polymers
      1. EPP (Expanded Polypropylene Foam)
      2. EPS (Expanded Polystyrene)
      3. PE (Polyethylene)
      4. PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
      5. PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate)
      6. PP (Polypropylene)
      7. PUR (Polyurethanes)
      8. PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol)
      9. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  8. Section 3 — Mined
    1. Metal: Non Ferrous
      1. Gold
      2. Silver
      3. Platinum
      4. Brass & Bronze
      5. Copper
      6. Chromium
      7. Pewter
      8. Aluminium
      9. Magnesium Alloys
      10. Tungsten
      11. Tin
      12. Titanium
      13. Neodymium
      14. Nickel
      15. Zinc
      16. Carbon Fibre
      17. Graphite
    2. Metal: Ferrous
      1. Iron
      2. Molybdenum
      3. Stainless Steel
      4. Steel
    3. Traditional Ceramics
      1. Bone China
      2. Porcelain
      3. Earthenware
      4. Stoneware
      5. Terracotta
      6. Cement
      7. Granite
      8. Marble
      9. Glass Ceramics
    4. Advanced Ceramics
      1. Aluminium Oxide
      2. Silicon Carbide
      3. Boron Carbide
      4. Silicon Dioxide
      5. Silicon Nitride
      6. Zirconium Oxide
    5. Glass
      1. Soda-lime Glass
      2. Borosilicate
      3. Lead Glass
      4. Aluminosilicate Glass
      5. Quartz Piezoelectrics
  9. Glossary
  10. Resources
  11. Index
  12. Picture Credits
  13. Acknowledgments