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This latest book in Rob Thompsons 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.... Please click here to ask a question
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