Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals


A truly comprehensive and authoritative source-book on the methods and techniques of manufacturing. A must for students, tutors and professionals involved in designing and making


ISBN: 9780500513750 Categories: ,

Rob Thompson


Today’s product designers are presented with a huge number of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture.

With some 1,200 specially commissioned photographs and technical illustrations, this is the definitive, clearly organized reference for product designers, 3D designers, engineers and architects who need highly accessible and practical information.

The book explores innovative production techniques and materials that are having an impact on the design industry worldwide. Organized into four easily referenced parts –

Forming, Cutting, Joining and Finishing – over seventy manufacturing processes are explained in depth with

• full technical descriptions

• analyses of the typical applications

• design opportunities and considerations for each process

• information on cost, speed and environmental impact Step-by-step case studies look at a real-life products or components being manufactured.

The directory of more than fifty materials includes

• detailed technical profiles

• images of typical applications and finishes

• an overview of each material’s design characteristics

Additional information

Weight 2637 g
Dimensions 20.2 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 17 September 2007
Number of pages 528
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.2 x 28.7 cm
Weight 2637 g


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Rob Thompson is an award-winning designer and the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals.