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3D Printing - Technology, Applications, and Selection (Hardcover): Rafiq Noorani 3D Printing - Technology, Applications, and Selection (Hardcover)
Rafiq Noorani
R2,078 Discovery Miles 20 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

3D Printing is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. 3D Printing provides a fundamental overview of the general product design and manufacturing process and presents the technology and application for designing and fabricating parts in a format that makes learning easy. This user-friendly book clearly covers the 3D printing process for designers, teachers, students, and hobbyists and can also be used as a reference book in a product design and process development.

The Swifts - Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races (Hardcover): Walker Rumble The Swifts - Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races (Hardcover)
Walker Rumble
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On a December day in 1885, Bill Barnes, a journeyman from the New York World, and Joe McCann, representing the New York Herald, faced off in a match race of Swifts, compositors who set type by hand, individually, letter by letter, with incredible accuracy and speed. McCann got off to a slow start, but at the end of the four-hour race, he joined shopfloor legends Clinton "The Kid" DeJarnatt and the "Velocipede" George Arensberg as a working-class hero. It was not the last race of its kind between Swifts, but already looming were changes both social and technological that would cause these gifted tramp printers to disappear.

In "The Swifts, "Walker Rumble, himself a printer and printing historian, follows the trail of these colorful compositors who became famous by winning typesetting races. Tellingly, at the same time that the most celebrated contests were taking place, technological and cultural forces were threatening the Swifts' way of life. First women printers vied for shopfloor legitimacy; then, in the mid-1880s, typesetting machines such as Mergenthaler's Linotype arrived, replacing the artisans forever.

With the spread of digital technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are experiencing a revolution in printing matched only by two previous events: Gutenberg's fifteenth-century invention of movable type and the advent of typesetting machines that replaced the Swifts. Joining narrative historians of technology such as Robert Darnton, Henry Petroski, Dava Sobel, and Ross King, Rumble tells a fascinating story that will entertain aficionados of print culture while explaining the larger cultural dislocations wrought by technological change.

2.5D Printing - Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (Hardcover): Carinna Parraman, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia 2.5D Printing - Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (Hardcover)
Carinna Parraman, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia
R2,424 R2,177 Discovery Miles 21 770 Save R247 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities. The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text: Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies 2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing. Please visit the companion website at: www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d . www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d

The Book - A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time (Hardcover): Keith  Houston The Book - A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time (Hardcover)
Keith Houston 1
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages-of civilisations, empires, human ingenuity and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000 year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-colour illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important-and universal-information technology. Praise for Shady Characters: "Punctuation is not a mere ornament or a curiosity-it is essential, and we need to know about it. Keith Houston's history is entertaining and readable."-The Guardian "Engaging typographical journeys... Houston brings to life a history of ingenuity and imagination."-The Times "[S]cholarly, highly readable and, on some deeper level, slightly deranged."-The Spectator "Refreshing... the stories he uncovers along the way are fascinating."-The Telegraph "Shady Characters might make you look at books... in an entirely new way."-Nature

Copper Plate Photogravure - Demystifying the Process (Paperback): David Morrish, Marlene MacCallum Copper Plate Photogravure - Demystifying the Process (Paperback)
David Morrish, Marlene MacCallum
R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Copper Plate Photogravure describes in comprehensive detail the technique of traditional copper plate photogravure as would be practiced by visual artists using normally available facilities and materials. Attention is paid to step-by-step guidance through the many stages of the process. A detailed manual of technique, Copper Plate Photogravure also offers the history of the medium and reference to past alternative methods of practice.
Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process is part of the current revitalization of one of the most satisfyingly beautiful image-making processes. The range of ink color and paper quality possibilities is endless. The potential for handwork and alteration of the copper plate provides yet another realm of expressive variation. The subject matter and the treatment are as variable and broad as photography itself. This book's purpose is to demystify and clarify what is a complex but altogether "do-able" photomechanical process using currently available materials. With Copper Plate Photogravure, you will learn how to:
. produce a full-scale film positive from a photographic negative
. sensitize the gravure tissue to prepare it for exposure to the positive
. prepare the plate and develop the gelatin resist prior to etching
. prepare the various strengths of etching solutions and etch the plate to achieve a full tonal scale
. rework the plate using printmaking tools to correct flaws or to adjust the image for aesthetic reasons
. use the appropriate printing inks, ink additives, quality papers, and printshop equipment to produce a high
quality print
A historical survey and appendices of detailed technical information, charts, and tables are included, as well as a list of suppliers and sources for the materials required, some of which are highly specialized. A comprehensive glossary
introduces the non-photographer or non-printmaker to many of the terms particular to those fields and associated with this process.
* Follow step-by-step basic printing procedures for a photogravure plate, complete with trouble shooting information
* Valuable information is offered on the materials, procedures, and printshop equipment
* Study the historical precedents from the invention of photography to its current commercial use

3D Printing: Applications in Medicine and Surgery (Paperback): Georgios Tsoulfas, Petros I Bangeas, Jasjit S. Suri 3D Printing: Applications in Medicine and Surgery (Paperback)
Georgios Tsoulfas, Petros I Bangeas, Jasjit S. Suri
R1,891 Discovery Miles 18 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New technologies in 3D printing offer innovative capabilities in surgery, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology. This hot topic title synthesizes the most up-to-date information on 3D printing and provides guidance on the optimal application in today's surgical practice, from evaluation in the technology, patient education uses, to ethics and intellectual property, through to virtual reality and future opportunities. Includes expert guidance on the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of 3D printing in the field of surgery. Covers patient and surgical education, ethics and intellectual property, quality and safety, 3D printing as it relates to nanotechnology, tissue engineering, virtual augmented reality, and more. Consolidates today's available information in this rapidly growing area into a single convenient resource.

Fundamentals of Inkjet Printing - The Science of Inkjet and Droplets (Paperback): Stephen D. Hoath Fundamentals of Inkjet Printing - The Science of Inkjet and Droplets (Paperback)
Stephen D. Hoath
R2,126 R1,851 Discovery Miles 18 510 Save R275 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From droplet formation to final applications, this practical book presents the subject in a comprehensive and clear form, using only content derived from the latest published results. Starting at the very beginning, the topic of fluid mechanics is explained, allowing for a suitable regime for printing inks to subsequently be selected. There then follows a discussion on different print-head types and how to form droplets, covering the behavior of droplets in flight and upon impact with the substrate, as well as the droplet's wetting and drying behavior at the substrate. Commonly observed effects, such as the coffee ring effect, are included as well as printing in the third dimension. The book concludes with a look at what the future holds. As a unique feature, worked examples both at the practical and simulation level, as well as case studies are included. As a result, students and engineers in R&D will come to fully understand the complete process of inkjet printing.

Typographia, or The Printers' Instructor 2 Volume Set - Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical... Typographia, or The Printers' Instructor 2 Volume Set - Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century (Paperback)
John Johnson
R2,626 Discovery Miles 26 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

John Johnson (1777 1848) worked for a private press at Lee Priory, Kent, which published limited editions of poetry, prose and pamphlets, but was not financially successful. Moving to London in 1824, Johnson produced this two-volume work on printing, which had become a popular topic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The work was published in several formats, and contemporary reviewers noted Johnson's highly ornate typography and use of engravings more than the contents. Volume 1 deals with the history of printing, listing printers working in England up to the end of the sixteenth century, and Volume 2 describes contemporary practice and new developments in the industry such as the use of steam presses and the stereotype process.

Make: Technology on Your Time V42 (Paperback): Jason Babler Make: Technology on Your Time V42 (Paperback)
Jason Babler
R217 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R54 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With 3D printing advancing at an incredible pace, Make continues to lead with in-depth testing and reviews of the latest machines, newest printing software, and coolest prints and projects to create. This year's crop of printers features sleek, high-tech looks coupled with increasingly sophisticated interfaces that lower the barrier of entry to a wider range of new users. We'll show buyers how to pick the best printer for their needs, how to use it effectively, and how to fix problems when they arise. All this plus the wide-range of projects, features, and columns found in every issue of Make:--it's our annual best-seller, better than ever! In this issue: 24 Head-to-head printer reviews 10 cool prints in under 30 minutes "State of 3D Printing" overview Sneak peek at tomorrow's 3D printers Plus More Projects: 3D-printed Eyeglass frames CT-scanned skulls and medical images Nerf Blaster Sentry Turret Open-Source Smartwatch

The Nature of the Book - Print and Knowledge in the Making (Paperback): Adrian Johns The Nature of the Book - Print and Knowledge in the Making (Paperback)
Adrian Johns
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In "The Nature of the Book," a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas--commercial, intellectual, political, and individual.
"A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."--Alberto Manguel, "Washington Times"
"[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."--D. Graham Burnett, "New Republic"
"A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."--Merle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor"
"The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."--John Sutherland, "The Independent"
"Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."--Ian Maclean, "Times Literary Supplement"

Reactive Inkjet Printing - A Chemical Synthesis Tool (Hardcover): Patrick J. Smith, Aoife Morrin Reactive Inkjet Printing - A Chemical Synthesis Tool (Hardcover)
Patrick J. Smith, Aoife Morrin
R4,069 Discovery Miles 40 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reactive inkjet printing uses an inkjet printer to dispense one or more reactants onto a substrate to generate a physical or chemical reaction to form a product in situ. Thus, unlike traditional inkjet printing, the printed film chemistry differs to that of the initial ink droplets. The appeal of reactive inkjet printing as a chemical synthesis tool is linked to its ability to produce droplets whose size is both controllable and predictable, which means that the individual droplets can be thought of as building blocks where droplets can be added to the substrate in a high precision format to give good control and predictability over the chemical reaction. The book starts by introducing the concept of using reactive inkjet printing as a building block for making materials. Aspects such as the behaviour of printed droplets on substrate and their mixing is discussed in the first chapters. The following chapters then discuss different applications of the technique in areas including additive manufacturing and silk production, production of materials used in solar cells, printed electronics, dentistry and tissue engineering. Edited by two leading experts, Reactive Inkjet Printing: A Chemical Synthesis Tool provides a comprehensive overview of this technique and its use in fabricating functional materials for health and energy applications. The book will appeal to advanced level students in materials science.

The Book - The Life Story of a Technology (Paperback): Nicole Howard The Book - The Life Story of a Technology (Paperback)
Nicole Howard
R526 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R53 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The printed book is one of life's most frequently encountered technologies. Historian Nicole Howard provides a comprehensive survey of the evolution of this technology, tracing its development across many centuries and cultures. No other technology in human history, declares Howard, has had the impact of this invention. By examining the book as a technology, Howard reveals how profoundly information and media have shaped history and how vital the technology of the book has been to cultural and intellectual change. This engaging study extends from clay tablets and rolls of papyrus to bound folio sheets, from inks and scripts to lead type and printing presses, from the Linotype machine to the laptop. Cross-cultural in scope, it examines innovations in the production and manufacture of books from the Middle and Far East, Europe, and the Americas. Howard recounts printing techniques from Gutenberg's first press to 21st-century electronic publishing. Howard's broad overview and accessible writing style make this book ideal for students and bibliophiles alike. The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of useful resources for further information.

The Invisible Art - The Pursuit of Bookmaking (Paperback): Christopher Hurst The Invisible Art - The Pursuit of Bookmaking (Paperback)
Christopher Hurst
R313 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R21 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The concept of "invisible art" was famously applied by the late John Ryder to his vocation, typography. Here its scope is extended to the entire publishing process. The better the tasks of editing, lay-out and external design are carried out, the less "visible" it is that skilful hands have been at work. When these tasks are done badly, the inadequacies are all too visible and form a barrier between a book and its reception by the intended readers. This volume is about achieving and maintaining high standards in scholarly publishing in the social sciences - the author's own chosen specialist field. Drawing on his long "hands-on" experience, Christopher Hurst takes the reader, in the first part, on an analytical journey through a typical book from start to finish, missing out nothing (including illustrations, maps and tables). A central section is devoted to the use and abuse of the English language. The second part is specifically about the publisher's editorial role, both in relation to the author and in seeing the book through from unedited script to finished volume, including externals like the cover, binding and paper. Finding the right title and cover design, and striking the right balance in the periodical catalogue, are discussed under the heading, "Sending Signals". Occasional disasters, and the measures necessary for their avoidance, are not overlooked. The overlap of editorial and legal functions is dealt with in the final section.

Multiphoton Lithography - Techniques, Materials, and Applications (Hardcover): Jurgen Stampfl, Robert Liska, Aleksandr... Multiphoton Lithography - Techniques, Materials, and Applications (Hardcover)
Jurgen Stampfl, Robert Liska, Aleksandr Ovsianikov
R3,280 R2,718 Discovery Miles 27 180 Save R562 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This first book on this fascinating, interdisciplinary topic meets the much-felt need for an up-to-date overview of the field. Written with both beginners and professionals in mind, this ready reference begins with an introductory section explaining the basics of the various multi-photon and photochemical processes together with a description of the equipment needed. A team of leading international experts provides the latest research results on such materials as new photoinitiators, hybrid photopolymers, and metallic carbon nanotube composites. They also cover promising applications and prospective trends, including photonic crystals, microfluidic devices, biological scaffolds, metamaterials, waveguides, and functionalized hydrogels. By bringing together the essentials for both industrial and academic researchers, this is an invaluable companion for materials scientists, polymer chemists, surface chemists, surface physicists, biophysicists, and medical scientists working with 3D micro- and nanostructures.

Raster Imaging and Digital Typography II - Proceedings of the Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, Boston 1991... Raster Imaging and Digital Typography II - Proceedings of the Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, Boston 1991 (Hardcover)
R. A Morris, Jacques Andre, J. Andri
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The papers presented in this book were given at the RIDT 91 conference in Boston. State-of-the-art techniques in digital typography and raster imaging, including curve-fitting, shape manipulation, font design and page-description languages are discussed by some of the most highly regarded international figures. This is an invaluable companion for all those who are interested in, and want to be up to date with, the latest developments in RIDT.

Slab Serif Type - A Century of Bold Letterforms (Paperback): Steven Heller, Louise Fili Slab Serif Type - A Century of Bold Letterforms (Paperback)
Steven Heller, Louise Fili
R665 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R147 (22%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Since being introduced in the 19th century, when they were considered the bastard cousins of more refined serif types, slab serif typefaces have become ubiquitous. Prized for their bold visual impact and versatility, they are used on a broad variety of demonstrative communications, from posters and newspapers to product packaging. In 1931, Morris Fuller Benton created the Stymie typeface, a reworking of a slab serif type popular in Europe at that time: Memphis. The IBM logo is one of the most famous slab serif marks: it began as Stymie and was refined by Paul Rand. Slabs come in many iterations and are recognized as a face with many characters - and nationalities. Following the cult typography volumes Scripts , Shadow Type and Stencil Type , this new volume artfully selects classic examples to present fresh and unexpected typographic ideas. The authors employ their decades of combined experience as art directors to present hundreds of wonderful examples in a visual resource that will delight and inspire today's designers.

The Nature of the Book - Print and Knowledge in the Making (Hardcover): Adrian Johns The Nature of the Book - Print and Knowledge in the Making (Hardcover)
Adrian Johns
R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In "The Nature of the Book," a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas--commercial, intellectual, political, and individual.
"A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."--Alberto Manguel, "Washington Times"
" A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."--D. Graham Burnett, "New Republic"
"A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."--Merle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor"
"The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."--John Sutherland, "The Independent"
"Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."--Ian Maclean, "Times Literary Supplement"

3D Printing (Paperback): John M Jordan 3D Printing (Paperback)
John M Jordan
R362 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R121 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An accessible introduction to 3D printing that outlines the additive manufacturing process, industrial and household markets, and emerging uses. The use of 3D printing-digitally controlled additive manufacturing-is growing rapidly. Consumer models of 3D printers allow people to fabricate small plastic objects, from cabinet knobs to wedding cake toppers. Industrial uses are becoming widespread, as businesses use the technology to fabricate prototypes, spare parts, custom-fitted prosthetics, and other plastic or metal items, often at lower cost and with greater efficiency than standard manufacturing. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, John Jordan offers an accessible introduction to 3D printing, describing the printing process, industrial and household markets, and emerging uses. Jordan outlines the stages of 3D printing, from idea to software model to a printable file that slices the planned object into printable layers to the finished object itself. He describes additive technologies, consumer 3D printing in homes and schools, mass customization (which can create tens of millions of unique items), and industrial uses. Jordan explains that although 3D printers have not become the ubiquitous home appliance once predicted, they are making inroads into mass markets; and he discusses the business factors that may hinder industry adoption of 3D printing technologies. He considers the possible unintended consequences of 3D printing on jobs, as companies scramble to find employees with an uncommon skill set; on business models and supply chains, as manufacturing is decentralized; and on patent law, as machines can be programmed to copy protected property. Finally, Jordan looks at new and emerging uses, including bioprinting, building construction, and micromachines.

The Coming of the Book - The Impact of Printing 1450 - 1800 (Paperback, 3): Lucien Fevre, Henri-Jean Martin The Coming of the Book - The Impact of Printing 1450 - 1800 (Paperback, 3)
Lucien Fevre, Henri-Jean Martin
R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The emergence of the book was not merely an event of world historical importance, but the dawn of modernity. In this much praised work, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of consciousness itself to root the development of printing in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe. Now that the printed page may become a thing of the past, "The Coming of the Book" is more pertinent than ever.

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): L. Jyothish Kumar, Pulak M Pandey, David Ian... 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
L. Jyothish Kumar, Pulak M Pandey, David Ian Wimpenny
R3,258 R2,745 Discovery Miles 27 450 Save R513 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a selection of papers on advanced technologies for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and demonstrates how these technologies have changed the face of direct, digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns. Because of their wide range of applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have sparked a powerful new industrial revolution in the field of manufacturing. The evolution of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies has changed design, engineering and manufacturing processes across such diverse industries as consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive engineering. This book will help designers, R&D personnel, and practicing engineers grasp the latest developments in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Printing Architecture - Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing (Paperback): Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello Printing Architecture - Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing (Paperback)
Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello
R575 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R162 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although 3D printing promises a revolution in many industries, primarily industrial manufacturing, nowhere are the possibilities greater than in the field of product design and modular architecture. Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, of the cutting-edge San Francisco-based design firm Emerging Objects, have developed remarkable techniques for "printing" from a wide variety of powders, including sawdust, clay, cement, rubber, concrete, salt, and even coffee grounds, opening an entire realm of material, phenomenological, and ecological possibilities to designers. In addition to case studies and illustrations of their own work, Rael and San Fratello offer guidance for sourcing alternative materials, specific recipes for mixing compounds, and step-by-step instructions for conducting bench tests and setting parameters for material testing, to help readers to understand the process of developing powder-based materials and their unique qualities.

Design of Piezo Inkjet Print Heads - From Acoustics to Applications (Hardcover): J. Frits Dijksman Design of Piezo Inkjet Print Heads - From Acoustics to Applications (Hardcover)
J. Frits Dijksman
R3,743 R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Save R698 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An integral overview of the theory and design of printheads, authored by an expert with over 30 years' experience in the field of inkjet printing. Clearly structured, the book presents the design of a printhead in a comprehensive and clear form, right from the start. To begin with, the working principle of piezo-driven drop-on-demand printheads in theory is discussed, building on the theory of mechanical vibrations and acoustics. Then the design of single-nozzle as well as multi-nozzle printheads is presented, including the importance of various parameters that need to be optimized, such as viscosity, surface tension and nozzle shape. Topics such as refilling the nozzle and the impact of the droplet on the surface are equally treated. The text concludes with a unique set of worked-out questions for training purposes as well as case studies and a look at what the future holds. An essential reference for beginning as well as experienced researchers, from ink developers to mechanical engineers, both in industry and academia.

Design and Technology of Packaging Decoration for the Consumer Market (Hardcover): Geoff A. Giles Design and Technology of Packaging Decoration for the Consumer Market (Hardcover)
Geoff A. Giles
R3,832 R3,416 Discovery Miles 34 160 Save R416 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The decoration of packaging for the "fast moving consumer goods" market plays a vital role in promoting the product to the customer, as well as in carrying informative and legislative detail. Combining these roles requires commercial awareness, detailed knowledge of the relevant technologies, creative care and consideration of the effects of colours, typefaces and images which must support the brand, position the product and provide the required product "stand--out" at the point of sale. This practical handbook, written by a team of experienced industrialists and those involved in relevant, applied research, details and discusses the printing technologies and decoration formats used on the mainstream structural packaging that is found in consumer markets worldwide. The emphasis is on the technology. The volume is directed at packaging technologists and those involved in the design and development of packaging. It will also be of interest to those responsible for specifying or purchasing the decoration of packaging. This practical handbook, written by a team of experienced industrialists and those involved in relevant, applied research, details and discusses the printing technologies and decoration formats used on the mainstream structural packaging that is found in consumer markets worldwide. The emphasis is on the technology.

3D Printers - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback): Oliver Bothmann 3D Printers - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
Oliver Bothmann 1
R268 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

3D printing is a new craft technique that seems like science fiction. Objects appear to be created out of nothing - as if by magic. This book shows you the practice of 3D printing at home. It gives the reader an overview of the basics of this technique and the materials and the knowledge you need for a successful start in the use of 3D printing. The hardware and software you need is described, and tips and tricks for the practical application of 3D printing are given. If you aspire to use 3D printing for your hobby or for spare parts, this book is a guide for your first steps into a new future: - What is 3D printing? - The differences between 3D printers. - The way to your first print. - Software for construction, preparation of printing and the printing process. - Printing practice. - What can I do with my printer? - Printing at service providers.

Getting Started with 3D Printing (Paperback): Liza Kloski, Nick Kloski Getting Started with 3D Printing (Paperback)
Liza Kloski, Nick Kloski
R421 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R118 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. The book includes fundamental topics such as a short history of 3D printing, the best hardware and software choices for consumers, hands-on tutorial exercises the reader can practice for free at home, and how to apply 3D printing in the readers' life and profession. For every maker or would-be maker who is interested, or is confused, or who wants to get started in 3D printing today, this book offers methodical information that can be read, digested, and put into practice immediately!

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