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Overview

Metal Fabrication Technology for Agriculture presents readers with a fast-paced, yet easy-to-understand introduction to must-know welding processes and techniques. Focusing squarely on agricultural welding applications, each section of this full-color book begins by introducing readers to the equipment and materials to be used in the process. Complete instructions for setup in preparation for welding are also included. Remaining chapters in the section allow readers to concentrate on mastering individual welding techniques in various applications and positions. Extensive coverage of brazing and specialized nonmetallic fabrication is designed to lead readers step-by-step in developing the skills necessary for welding all types of agricultural machinery. Up close shots of actual welds and proven-effective learning aids have also been built into every chapter, making this how-to and reference manual a key resource for today's farmers, ranchers, and students participating in agriculture education programs throughout the country.

Larry Jeffus, Eastfield College (Emeritus)

Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of welding experience, and he has his own well-equipped welding shop. In his welding career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and on many different material types and thicknesses. Larry 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. Larry Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, 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 forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helped establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.
  • experiments allow readers to develop new, hands-on skills while gaining an understanding of the parameters of each welding process discussed in the book
  • practices provide opportunities to fine-tune skills using different materials and different material thicknesses in a variety of positions
  • stand-alone chapters provide maximum flexibility, enabling users to pick and choose topics for study based on their particular needs or interests
  • fabricating, layout, assembly, and finishing techniques are covered, allowing students to put their welding skills to practical use
Preface
Features of the Text
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Index of Experiments and Practices
Chapter 1: Introduction to Agricultural Welding and Fabrication
Chapter 2: Safety in Welding and Fabrication
Chapter 3: Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 4: Oxyacetylene Welding
Chapter 5: Soldering and Brazing
Chapter 6: Oxyacetylene Cutting
Chapter 7: Plasma Arc Cutting
Chapter 8: Shielded Metal Arc Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 9: Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Plate
Chapter 10: Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Pipe
Chapter 11: Gas Metal Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 12: Gas Metal Arc Welding
Chapter 13: Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 14: Flux Cored Arc Welding
Chapter 15: Filler Metal Selection
Chapter 16: Weldability of Metals
Chapter 17: Welding Joint Design, Welding Symbols, and Fabrication
Chapter 18: Plastic and Other Nonmetallic Fabrication Techniques
Appendix
Bilingual Glossary
Index

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  • ISBN-10: 1401815634
  • ISBN-13: 9781401815639
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $153.75
  • RETAIL $204.95

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Instructor Resources

ISBN: 9781435498563
The Instructor Resources CD contains answers to the end of chapter review questions and an Image Gallery containing images from the text.