I'm developing an open inspiration database with joining methods for product designers and engineers. This is a part of my project 'design to connect'.
New materials, requirements and technologies lead to new joining solutions and how to join different parts and materials remains an important issue in design. Besides, the aesthetics of the joint is in many products an important aspect but is not considered in many textbooks and websites. Joining methods are mostly considered from the viewpoint of manufacturing and engineering. However joining methods can be an integrated part of the design and even create an added value to the product.
You can visit the database on: http://designtoconnect.blogspot.com
The aim of the open database is to collect inspirational joining solutions applied in products, furniture, ...
As a designer you can browse through the visual interface or search using the keywords to find meaningful inspiration.
At the moment, the database contains already 650 examples. I'm currently looking for more inspirational examples to expand the database. If you have some nice 'joining' examples, you can send them to my email or reply on this post.
Off course you also can give comments and remarks about the database!
Thanks in advance.