Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Second Edition
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Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Second Edition provides the detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing processes that industrial designers need without the in-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers. Author Jim Lesko gives you the practical knowledge you need to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects.

In this book, you will find everything from basic terminology to valuable insights on why certain shapes work best for particular applications. You'll learn how to extract the best performance from all of the most commonly used methods and materials.


Jim Lesko, IDSA, recently retired as Head of Art and Design and Chair of Industrial Design at the University of Bridgeport. He is currently Professor and Director of International Relations at Dongsea University in Busan, South Korea, and Principal of Lesko Design, an industrial design office. He has an MFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute.



Manufacturing Methods


Metal Forming

Metal Cutting

Thermal Joining

Metal Finishing & Coatings

Resins (Polymers) "Plastics"

Resin Forming Processes

Machining Plastics

Joining Plastics

Finishing Plastics

Rubbers and Elastomers

Natural Engineering Materials


Computer Aided Design/Rapid Prototype


"...a useful reference to established industrial designers...a real boon to students wanting to enhance their understanding of basic technical issues." ( Designer, September)