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Print Reading for Welding and Fabrication, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Kevin Corgan

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 25, 2010

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For all courses in welding and fabrication that cover blueprint reading.


This book offers students a simple, logical, easy-to-understand path to reading and understanding the drawings that are most commonly found in the welding and fabrication industries. Each chapter clearly presents objectives and key terms, and offers practical exercises. Each chapter also provides a supplement with bite-size, easy-to-follow explanations of the mathematics that welders need in order to successfully interpret prints. Throughout, the author emphasizes the codes, standards, and industrial practices students will be most likely to encounter. Concepts and terminology from the American Welding Society (AWS) and The Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are used throughout.

Table of Contents

1.   Introduction to Print Reading

2.   Types of Lines

3.   Basic Drawing Views

4.   Dimensions

5.   Notes & Specifications

6.   Materials

7.   Weld Joints

8.   Weld Types

9.   Introduction to Welding Symbols

10. Advanced Welding Symbols

11. Additional Views

12. Drawing Standards

13. Additional Drawing Concepts

14. Review Exercises

Appendix A.     Acronyms, Abbreviations & Letter Designations

Appendix B.     Common Fraction, Decimal Fraction, Millimeter Conversions

Appendix C.     Millimeter, Decimal Fraction, Common Fraction Conversions

Appendix D.     Fraction and Decimal Equivalents

Appendix E.     Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe Chart for Selected Pipe Sizes

Appendix F.     ASME Y14.5 and ISO Symbol Comparison Chart

Appendix G.     Master Chart of Welding and Joining Processes

Appendix H.     American Welding Society Welding Symbol Chart

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$60.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-612190-9