Manufacturing and Design

Manufacturing and Design

Understanding the Principles of How Things Are Made

1st Edition - March 3, 2014

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  • Authors: Erik Tempelman, Hugh Shercliff, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080999265
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080999227

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Manufacturing and Design presents a fresh view on the world of industrial production: thinking in terms of both abstraction levels and trade-offs. The book invites its readers to distinguish between what is possible in principle for a certain process (as determined by physical law); what is possible in practice (the production method as determined by industrial state-of-the-art); and what is possible for a certain supplier (as determined by its production equipment). Specific processes considered here include metal forging, extrusion, and casting; plastic injection molding and thermoforming; additive manufacturing; joining; recycling; and more. By tackling the field of manufacturing processes from this new angle, this book makes the most out of a reader's limited time. It gives the knowledge needed to not only create well-producible designs, but also to understand supplier needs in order to find the optimal compromise. Apart from improving design for production, this publication raises the standards of thinking about producibility.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the strong link between product design and choice of manufacturing process
  • Introduces the concept of a "production triangle" to highlight tradeoffs between function, cost, and quality for different manufacturing methods
  • Balanced sets of questions are included to stimulate the reader's thoughts
  • Each chapter ends information on the production methods commonly associated with the principle discussed, as well as pointers for further reading
  • Hints to chapter exercises and an appendix on long exercises with worked solutions available on the book's companion site:


Industrial Design students and teachers, Mechanical Engineering students and teachers; professional designers and mechanical engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements


    Teaching Manufacturing and Design


    The Changing World of Manufacture

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    1.1 Manufacturing: The Role of the Designer

    1.2 Principles, Methods, and Equipment

    1.3 Scope and Content of the Book

    1.4 The Manufacturing Process Triangle

    1.5 How to Use This Book

    Chapter 2: Product Disassembly Studies

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Outdoor Design: Bus Shelters

    2.3 Indoor Design: Domestic Extraction Hood

    2.4 Product Disassembly Studies

    Chapter 3: Shape Casting of Metals

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Filling the Mold

    3.3 The Solidification Process

    3.4 Digging Deeper: The Solidification Time

    3.5 Casting Defects: Porosity, Internal Stresses, and Distortion

    3.6 Cast Microstructure and Properties

    3.7 Shape Casting Methods

    Chapter 4: Sheet Metal Forming

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Plasticity, Dislocations, and Work Hardening

    4.3 The Minimum Bending Radius

    4.4 Springback

    4.5 Manufacturing Methods for Single-Curved Parts

    4.6 Double-Curved Parts: The Concept of True Strain

    4.7 The Forming Limit Diagram (FLD)

    4.8 Application of the FLD: Deep Drawing

    4.9 Springback in Double-Curved Products

    4.10 Manufacturing Methods for Forming Double-Curved Parts

    Chapter 5: Extrusion of Metals

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Extrusion at a Glance: Presses, Billets, and Dies

    5.3 A Closer Look: Stresses and Strains in Extrusion

    5.4 The Extrusion Diagram

    5.5 Metal Flow through the Die: Solids and Hollows

    5.6 Extrusion Methods and Materials

    Chapter 6: Forging of Metals

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Forging at a Glance: Basic Terminology and Process Modeling

    6.3 Cold, Warm, and Hot Forging: Benefits and Drawbacks

    6.4 Digging Deeper: Friction, Flash, and Multi-Step Forging

    6.5 Supplementary Topic: Heat Treatment of Steels

    6.6 Forging Methods

    Chapter 7: Machining

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 The Principle of Machining: Process Basics

    7.3 Digging Deeper: Springback, Heat and Lubrication

    7.4 Deformation of Workpieces and Machining Tools

    7.5 Roughness and Surface Defects of Machined Products

    7.6 Machining Methods

    Chapter 8: Injection Molding of Thermoplastics

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 The Basis: Thermoplastic Behavior

    8.3 Filling the Mold: Pressures and Clamping Forces

    8.4 A Closer Look at the Injection Stage

    8.5 Cooling and Ejecting

    8.6 Shrinkage, Residual Stresses, and Viscoelasticity

    8.7 Injection Mold Design

    8.8 Injection Molding of Special Materials

    8.9 Manufacturing Methods for Injection Molding

    8.10 A Worked-Out Cost Example

    8.11 Sample Products

    Chapter 9: Thermoforming

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Recap: Thermoplastic Behavior

    9.3 The Basics: Conservation of Volume

    9.4 A Closer Look at the Principle

    9.5 Digging Deeper: Heating and Cooling

    9.6 Thermoforming Methods

    Chapter 10: Resin Transfer Molding

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Fibers, Resins, and Composites: An Introduction

    10.3 Mold Filling during RTM: d’Arcy’s Equation

    10.4 Resin Curing: Epoxies versus Polyesters

    10.5 Digging Deeper: Designing the Details

    10.6 Manufacturing Methods for RTM

    Chapter 11: Additive Manufacturing

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Additive Manufacturing at-a-glance

    11.3 Sub-Principles and Materials

    11.4 Digging Deeper: Challenges and Problems

    11.5 Applications

    Chapter 12: Joining and Assembly

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 The Manufacturing Triangle for Joining

    12.3 Welding

    12.4 Brazing and Soldering

    12.5 Adhesive Bonding

    12.6 Mechanical Fastening

    12.7 Joining Using Form Closures

    12.8 Assembly: Basic Layouts and Considerations

    Chapter 13: None of the Above

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Semi-Solid Processing: Thixomolding

    13.3 Powder Methods: Sintering

    13.4 Laser Cutting

    13.5 Rotational Molding

    13.6 Extrusion of Thermoplastics

    13.7 Compression Molding

    13.8 Press-Blow Molding of Glass

    13.9 Slip Casting of Porous Ceramics

    13.10 Surface Heat Treatment of Metals

    13.11 Coating, Painting, and Printing Processes

    13.12 Still None of the Above?

    Chapter 14: Recycling

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Recycling Terminology, Steps, and Tools

    14.3 The Grade-Recovery Curve

    14.4 Economic Aspects of Recycling

    14.5 Ecological Aspects of Recycling

    14.6 Best Practice Case Studies

    14.7 Conclusions: Toward Realistic Design for Recycling

    Chapter 15: Manufacturing Process Choice

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 When to Choose: The Product Design Process

    15.3 How to Choose: Shape, Material, and Process

    15.4 Digging Deeper: The Process Triangle Revisited

    15.5 Two Case Studies on Manufacturing Process Choice

    15.6 Conclusions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
  • Published: March 3, 2014
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080999265
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080999227

About the Authors

Erik Tempelman

Erik Tempelman is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. A respected teacher, Erik has won several prizes for his style and enthusiasm in education, including the 'Best Teacher of the Year Award' in 2009. He has published on a range of subjects, from automotive materials selection to engineering education.

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD MSc, Assistant Professor at TU Delft

Hugh Shercliff

Hugh Shercliff
Hugh Shercliff is a Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a co-author of Michael Ashby's Materials, Third Edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013), and a contributor on aluMATTER, an e-learning website for engineers and researchers sponsored by the European Aluminium Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Materials, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Bruno Ninaber van Eyben

Bruno Ninaber van Eyben graduated with distinction in the design of plastics and metals at the Maastricht Academy in 1971. Since then, he has designed many iconic products, from coins to the gavel used by the Dutch Parliament. Today, he divides his time between his own Studio Nanaber and a part-time professorship at Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Designer, Studio Ninaber; Professor of Design, TU Delft

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