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Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production (The Manufacturing Guides)

Rob Thompson

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An essential guide sustainable processes, from the traditional to emerging technologies

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Overview

This latest book in Rob Thompson’s series of highly acclaimed reference guides for design students provides an understanding of the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes and product lifecycles, and a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. Divided into three easily referenced parts – Materials, Processes and Lifecycle – the book is packed with practical information and in-depth analysis on 15 materials, 14 processes and six production lifecycles.

Each material, process or production lifecycle features a full technical description, concise notes for the designer on its suitability, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and environmental impact, and fully illustrated, step-by-step case studies showing a product, component or material being manufactured by a leading international supplier.

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Specifications

Format: Flexibound with flaps

Size: 23.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 25 February 2013

ISBN: 9780500290712

Contents List

Contents: Intro; Part One, Materials: Plastics; Bio-based Plastics; Cellulose Acetate; Natural Rubber; Steel; Aluminium Alloys; Copper Alloys; Glass; Wood; Engineered Timber; Pulp, Paper and Board; Leather; Wool; Plant Fibres; Biocomposite Prepreg; Part Two, Processes: Injection Molding Bioplastic; Compression Molding; Plastic Extrusion; Molding Recycled Plastic; Composite Laminating; Basket Weaving; Steam Bending; Wood Joinery; Upholstery; Water-based Coating; Electropolishing; Risography; Water-based Printing; Waterless Printing; Part Three, Lifecycle: Recover, Refurbish, Reuse; Returnable Packaging; Mixed Recycling; Plastics Recycling; Paper Recycling; Glass Recycling

About the Author

Martin Thompson has received D&AD, Campaign Press, One Show and British Lion awards for his advertising photography.

List of Contributors

Martin Thompson