Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Rob Thompson, Martin Thompson
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
220 x 230 x 25.4mm | 1,020g
Publication date
01 May 2013
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
With over 500 colour illustrations
ISBN10
0500290717
ISBN13
9780500290712
Bestsellers rank
152,331