Rob Thompson has two new books coming out this year, ‘Product and Furniture Design’ and ‘Prototyping and Low-Volume Production’, both fantastic manufacturing guides. They contain introductions to over 30 manufacturing processes each, with clear diagrams and lovely big photographs.
They contain all a designer needs to know about manufacturing processes – how it works, an overview of the costs, quality, speed and environmental impact, example products and case studies with photos of products being manufactured from often well-known companies and designers. For example – ever wondered how the Magis Air-Chair by Jasper Morrison is manufactured? Gas-assisted injection moulding. If you don’t know what that is, you need Rob Thompson’s book!
Clear and informative, it’s the book you always dreamed existed for your manufacturing knowledge needs.