Series: Engineering Series
Hardcover: 864 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (March 12, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Although the book seems to attempt to demonstrate how one would go about designing, selecting materials, manufacturing, marketing, safety, etc. Its really not easy to grasp such concepts without hands one experience or involvement. The book is easy to read and does provide some really good detail on benchmarking materials, intellectual property / patents, and safety. It just doesn't seem like you can teach design even if you attempt to do it through concepts and case studies. Also the book suggest design via a materials approach but this is misleading because it doesn't look at it from a material science viewpoint rather what materials are available with this property at what cost.
Almost new. Excellent.
I appreciate that it is a text that covers the design process for product design and development. Wish it covered a little more in depth in some areas but it is overall pretty good.
Book arrived in great condition.
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