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Welding and Metal Fabrication

Welding and Metal Fabrication

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WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION employs a unique hands-on, project-based learning strategy to teach welding skills effectively and keep you motivated. This groundbreaking new book connects each welding technique to a useful and creative take-home project, making exercises both practical and personal—and avoiding the tedium of traditional, repetitive welding practices. To further enhance the learning process, every welding project includes a set of prints with specifications, like those used in production fabrication shops. This full-featured approach to skill-building reflects the reality of professional welding, where following prints and instructions precisely and laying out, cutting out, and assembling weldment accurately are just as essential as high-quality welding. The included projects are small to conserve materials during the learning process, but detailed instructions and abundant photos and illustrations guide you through a wide range of fabrication skills. Key steps and techniques within the small projects are also linked to larger projects presented at the end of each chapter, enabling you to apply what you have learned by fabricating and welding something more substantial. This thorough, reader-friendly book also prepares you for real-world success by covering shop math and measurement, time and material tracking, and invoicing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418013745
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 822
Sales rank: 236,653
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of experience, and he maintains his own well-equipped welding shop. In his career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and material types and thicknesses. Jeffus has provided welding and professional consulting services locally, nationally, and internationally to major corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and individuals. He is a Life Member of the American Welding Society. In addition, he has over 40 years of experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Cengage welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Today he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than 40 states and four foreign countries, providing one-on-one help and guidance to welding instructors and students. Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society, and he served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office. He also served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team, helping establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Welding Safety. 3. Shop Math. 4. Reading Technical Drawings. 5. Welding Joint Design, Welding Symbols. 6. Fabricating Techniques and Practices. 7. Welding Shop Practices. 8. Shielded Metal Arc Equipment, Setup, and Operation. 9. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Plate. 10. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe. 11. Gas Metal Arc Welding Equipment and Materials. 12. Gas Metal Arc Welding. 13. Flux Core Arc Welding Equipment and Materials. 14. Flux Core Arc Welding. 15. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment and Materials. 16. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. 17. Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment, Setup, and Operation. 18. Oxyacetylene Welding. 19. Soldering, Brazing, and Braze Welding Processes. 20. Soldering and Brazing. 21. Oxyacetylene Cutting. 22. Plasma Arc Cutting. 23. Arc Cutting, Gouging, and Related Cutting Processes. 24. Other Welding Processes. 25. Welding Automation and Robotics. 26. Filler Metal Selection. 27. Welding Metallurgy. 28. Weldability of Metals. 29. Welder Certification. 30. Testing and Inspecting Welds.

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