Industry and Manufacturing
Planning the Project
This is the first in a series of four related books. It deals with the thinking, planning and preparation that should take place before production of material begins. Whatever kind of material it is, it will take time and money. Producers will therefore want it to be worth the effort, and to do the...
This book gives information about printing processes relevant to small-scale production units. It concentrates on methods that can be used on your own premises, without a high degree of technical training. It aims to give useful but general information; for more specific details and for how-to-do-it...
A practical guide to the selection, design and operation of lime-burning plants for small-scale operations. Sections on fuels and raw materials, as well as on the physical and chemical background, and guidance on the methods appropriate to a small scale.
Designing and Producing Artwork
This book deals with the design and production of artwork. 'Camera-ready' artwork means the material you want printed -completed text and illustrations pasted in position, ready for the printer to make a printing plate. Design and production can involve a wide range of choices and techniques. You as...
Rice Husk Ash Cement
A state of the art review of rice husk ash cement technology in the Indian subcontinent, highlighting its effectiveness as an alternative low-cost binding material. Includes case studies of field-testing in local institutions.
Educational Wooden Toys in Sri Lanka
A case study about the work of IT IS and Sarvodaya, a Sri Lankan development charity, in establishing the local production of educational pre-school toys. Full colour photographs illustrate the production process and end results.
Small-scale Recycling of Plastics
This book looks at how to create employment by recycling plastics. It describes the collection of plastic waste that can be collected and processed for return to the factory and remoulded for a second service life.
Low Cost Wooden Duplicator
Construction details for a stencil duplicator that can be built using simple woodworking tools, and is easy to use and maintain. Includes templates for use in construction.
The combination of stencil duplicating with screen process printing enables one to build a press very cheaply, using no sophisticated components for either construction or implementation. The sten screen will print a wide variety of formats and on many materials.
Outlines the basic techniques of lost-wax casting and describes the equipment needed to carry out the process successfully. Explains how the equipment can be made, using local labour and natural resources readily available in developing countries.