Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Concept to Solution: An Overview

    1. Rod Black
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Basics of Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Rod Black
      Pages 30-53
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      Pages 54-90
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      Pages 91-112
  4. The Basics of Manufacture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Rod Black
      Pages 115-121
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      Pages 122-138
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      Pages 139-155
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      Pages 156-167
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      Pages 168-173
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      Pages 174-183
  5. Effective Integration of Design and Manufacture

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-328

About this book


An undergraduate textbook designed for courses involving design and manufacture. Part 1 covers the basics of design (process, specification, drawing, BS4500, standard components, bolts, gears, belts etc) and of manufacturing processes (cutting, casting, bulk deformation, sheet metal, powder forming, joining, surface treatment, quality control etc). Part 2 shows how these fundamentals can be integrated by linking design and manufacturing decisions, considering influences of quantity, materials, ergonomics, aesthetics etc and discussing the organisational information flows and controls required for a profitable product. Examples drawn from industry are included as appropriate.


control design design process ergonomics flow manufacturing material materials quality quality control

Authors and affiliations

  • Rod┬áBlack
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

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