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WELDING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS, 7E has been updated to include new welding processes, technologies, techniques and practices. It also contains hundreds of new and updated photographs and illustrations, as well as environmental and conservation tips. Your students will find tight shots of actual welds that will help them quickly learn a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies, each section begins by introducing your students to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to know to successfully execute a specific process. Remaining chapters in the section focus on individual welding tasks and must-know techniques. Comprehensive coverage spans from specific welding processes to related topics, including welding metallurgy, metal fabrication, weld testing and inspection, joint design, and job costing. Additionally, WELDING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 7E contains expanded material on Plasma Cutting, FCAW, GMAW, and new Chapters on Shop Math, Reading Technical Drawings, and Fabricating. Objectives, key terms, review questions, lab experiments, and practice exercises included in every chapter will help focus your students' attention on information and skills required for success as a professional welder.

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.
  • Includes hundreds of new and updated photographs and line art.
  • Includes environmental and conservation tips.
  • Includes new welding processes and technologies.
  • Contains expanded material on processes such as Plasma Cutting, Flux Cored Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding.
  • Contains new chapters that include Shop Math, Reading Technical Drawings, and Fabricating Techniques and Practices.
  • Contains real-world features at the end of each chapter that showcase real-life applications of the principles presented, maintaining your students' interest while bridging the gap between theory and practice.
  • Covers the most current welding technologies, so your students can feel confident that they are well-prepared for entering today's welding field.
  • Includes a newly revised companion Study Guide/Lab Manual that makes it easy for your students to gain hands-on welding practice.
  • Contains updated information on Flux Cored Steel Electrode Identification and Metal Cored Steel Electrode Identification.
  • Includes "success stories" that profile real-life welders, capturing attention and motivating your students who may be considering welding as a career choice.
1. Introduction to Welding.
2. Safety in Welding.
3. Shielded Metal Arc Equipment, Setup, and Operation.
4. Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Plate.
5. Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Pipe.
6. Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
7. Flame Cutting.
8. Plasma Arc Cutting.
9. Related Cutting Processes.
10. Gas Metal Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation.
11. Gas Metal Arc Welding.
12. Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation.
13. Flux Cored Arc Welding.
14. Other Constant Potential Welding Processes.
15. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, Operation, and Filler Metals.
16. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Plate.
17. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Pipe.
18. Shop Math and Weld Cost.
19. Reading Technical Drawings.
20. Welding Joint Design and Welding Symbols.
21. Fabricating Techniques and Practices.
22. Welding Codes and Standards.
23. Testing and Inspection of Welds.
24. Welder Certification.
25. Welding Metallurgy.
26. Weldability of Metals.
27. Filler Metal Selection.
28. Welding Automation and Robotics.
29. Other Welding Processes.
30. Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment, Setup, and Operation.
31. Oxyfuel Gasses and Filler Metals.
32. Oxyacetylene Welding.
33. Soldering, Brazing, and Braze Welding.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133558372
  • ISBN-13: 9781133558378
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  • ISBN-13: 9781111039172
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781418013776
The Instructor Resources CD includes computerized test questions keyed to each chapter in the text, an image library with images from the text, a PowerPoint presentation for each chapter, and an electronic version of the Instructor's Manual.

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781418013752
Includes quizzes, figure labeling exercises, additional exercises and projects.


Study Guide

ISBN: 9781418013752