Small, creative projects designed to conserve materials enable students to develop a wide range of welding fabrication skills and remain highly motivated.
Incorporates detailed coverage of print reading, layout, cutting, fabricating, welding, and finishing techniques which make the learning process more interesting while allowing students to develop all of the skills essential for success as a professional welding fabricator.
Each welding project concludes with three forms to give students experience preparing the kinds of documents used in real-world welding fabrication shops: a time sheet listing hours spent on each task, a bill of materials with a complete parts list, and an invoice outlining the project cost, including material, labor, and markup.
In addition to in-depth coverage of the most commonly used welding processes, chapters on welding safety, shop math, reading technical drawings, welding joint design, welding symbols, shop practices, and welding certification help students develop a broad knowledge base and prepare for professional success.
Both the small, skill-building projects and the larger, chapter-ending projects feature detailed instructions with numerous illustrations, supporting both group work and individualized, self-paced instruction.