About the book
Product design is an ambitious journey of developing functional components meeting the requirements of the customer by innovative thinking. Understanding the end-user demands, needs, behaviors, and habits is an important key to a successful product design. Moreover, this journey ends happily and efficiently only when the creative design ideas are combined with the opportunities given by new design tools, new materials, and new manufacturing routes. Without considering the aforementioned aspects, product design would not be complete and fully exploited to its real potential. The essential link between product design and manufacturing is critical and desired to produce creative designs in the right quantities and qualities with the right price, finally meeting the end-user specifications.
Thus, this book welcomes original research and review studies aiming at various aspects of product design with a manufacturing perspective to explore the design strategies, manufacturing limits, and post-manufacturing phases of material enhancement and inspection.