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Print Reading for Welders and Fabrication, 2nd edition

  • Kevin Corgan

Published by Pearson (January 8th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Print Reading for Welders and Fabrication (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780133803891

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Provide your welding and fabrication students with a clear, concise tool to develop the essential print reading skills they'll need the first day on the job!


To be a successful welder or fabricator, it is crucial to be able to build something correctly from reading the design requirements shown on a drawing. Print Reading for Welding and Fabrication, 2/e, continues to provide a logical, easy-to-understand path for students learning to read and interpret drawings that are typically found in the industry. Each chapter clearly presents objectives and key terms, offers practical exercises, and concludes with a chapter containing easy-to-follow explanations of the mathematics needed to properly decipher prints. Throughout, the author emphasizes the codes, standards, and industrial practices that students will be most likely to encounter – including concepts and terminology from the American Welding Society (AWS) and The Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Table of contents

1.       Introduction to Print Reading

2.       Types of Lines

3.       Basic Drawing Views

4.       Dimensions

5.       Notes and 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, and Letter Designations

Appendix B:       Common Fraction, Decimal Fraction, and Millimeter Conversions

Appendix C:       Millimeter, Decimal Fraction, and Common Fraction Conversions

Appendix D:       Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe Size Chart for Selected Pipe Sizes

Appendix E:        ASME Y14.5 and ISO Symbol Comparison Chart

Appendix F:        Master Chart of Welding and Joining Processes

Appendix G:       American Welding Society Welding Symbol Chart




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