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Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design, Second Edition

Chris Lefteri


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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.

An accomplished designer in his own right, Chris Lefteri is an internationally recognized authority on materials and their application in design. He studied under Professor Daniel Weil on the Industrial Design course at the Royal College of Art, London. His books include Materials for Design (2014), and six titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series covering Plastic, Wood, Glass, Metals, and Ceramics. Chris Lefteri Design Ltd has three offices in London, Seoul, and Singapore, specializing in connecting materials with the design industry.