This well-established and widely adopted text, now in its Sixth Edition, continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of the morphology of the design process. It gives a holistic view of product design, which has inputs from diverse fields such as aesthetics, strength analysis, production design, ergonomics, reliability and quality, Taguchi methods and quality with six sigma, and computer applications. The text discusses the importance and objectives of design for environment and describes the various approaches by which a modern, environment-conscious designer goes about the task of design for environment. Many examples have been provided to illustrate the concepts discussed.
In this sixth edition, three appendices have been added. Appendix A deals with limits, fits and tolerance along with their applications. Appendix B discusses the use of G and M codes for part programming with illustrative examples. Appendix C explains the advanced concepts of aesthetics.
The book is primarily intended as a text for courses in mechanical engineering, production engineering, and industrial design and management. It will also prove handy for practising engineers.
Provides concepts from material science, which include inputs on ceramics, rubber, polymers and other materials to make the design idea physically realizable.
Uses the modern Concurrent Design concept to satisfy diverse groups/areas such as marketing, vendors, production and quality assurance.
Considers the use of computers while analyzing modern techniques of prototyping, simulation of product and its use. Introduces AI, robots, AGV, PLC and AS/RS in manufacturing automation.
Preface Preface to the First Edition
1. Introduction to Product Design: Asimows Model
2. Product Design Practice and Industry
3. Strength Consideration in Product Design
4. Design for Stiffness and Rigidity
5. Production Processes
6. Design for ProductionMetal Parts
7. Material Processing of Plastics, Rubber, Glass and Ceramics
8. Designing with Plastics, Rubber, Ceramics and Wood
9. Optimization in Design
10. Economic Factors Influencing Design
11. Human Engineering Considerations in Product Design
12. Value Engineering and Product Design
13. Role of Computer in Product Design, Manufacturing and Management
14. Modern Approaches to Product Design
15. Quality Assurance in Product Design and Manufacturing
16. New Product Development and Product Management
17. Product Design for Environment
Appendix A: Limits, Fits and Tolerances
Appendix B: Introduction to Part Programming in G and M Codes
Appendix C: Aesthetics in Industrial Design