Higher Education

The Essential Welder: Gas Metal Arc Welding Projects, 1st Edition

  • Richard Rowe Johnson County Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0827376081  |  ISBN-13: 9780827376083
  • 112 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.50

About

Overview

A unique and practical introduction to the basics of Gas Metal Arc Welding is found in this book. Written for beginners, the classroom book presents concepts in digestible chunks and reinforces the content with "Knowledge Checks" interspersed throughout, a wealth of chapter-end review questions, and a variety of welding exercises. Safety is emphasized throughout, especially through "Arc Alert" feature boxes. The accompanying lab manual (available separately) offers the student a variety of additional review exercises, especially focusing on math, measuring, and problem solving. In addition there is an assortment of hands-on welding exercises presented in a competency-based format as well as more challenging hands-on projects. This text-lab book set is ideal for beginning (level 1) students of Gas Metal Arc Welding!

Features and Benefits

  • safety is emphasized throughout, both for personal protection and as a cost-saving factor for organizations
  • AWS terminology and symbols are used throughout
  • common welding jargon is related to accepted and current AWS terminology
  • handy tables give student quick reference for selection of materials and settings for welding equipment
  • concise and easy-to-read content reinforced by "Knowledge Checks" review questions interspersed in text
  • wealth of exercises and projects, especially in the lab book, make this a great resource for instructors

Table of Contents

CLASSROOM MANUAL: PREFACE. Introduction. UNIT 1 GAS METAL ARC WELDING THEORY: Welding Safety and Theory. Welding Terms and Definitions. Welding Theory, Terms and Definitions. UNIT 2 GMAW EQUIPMENT: Safe Welding Practices, GMAW Terms and Definitions. Safe Operating Practices. Safe Operating Practices, Equipment Identification, Terms and Definitions. Personal Safety Operating Practices. Safety Awareness in the Workplace, Tool an Equipment Identification. UNIT 3 BASIC WELDING MATERIALS: GMAW Safe Practices, Material Weldability, GMAW Terms and Definitions and Welding Theory. Base Metal Identification and Classification, Welding Terms and Definitions. Safe Operating Practices, Base and Filler Metal Selection, Communicating General Knowledge and Welding Information. Safe Operating Procedures, Base and Filler Metal Selection and Identification and Communication of General Knowledge Welding Information. Safe Operating Practices GMAW Principles, Component Identification, Equipment Setup, Minor Repairs or Adjustments, Cylinder Storage and Handling and Safety. UNIT 4 FUNDAMENTALS OF GMAW: Safe Welding Practices, Welding Theory, GMAW Terms and Definitions. GMAW Principles, Communicate General Knowledge and Welding Information. Safe Operating Practices, GMAW Principles, Equipment Setup. UNIT 5 COMMON WELDING PROBLEMS: Safe Practices, Welding Theory, Base Metal Weldability, GMAW Terms and Definitions. GMAW Principles, Component Identification, Terms and Definitions. GMAW Principles, Minor GMAW Equipment Repairs, GMAW Equipment Setup, Terms and Definitions. UNIT 6 GMAW EXERCISES USING CARBON STEEL: Safe Welding Practices, Welding Theory, Weldability, Material Weldability, GMAW Terms and Definitions, Weld Performance Exam. Safe Operational Practices, Communicate Welding Information. Safe Operational Practices, Common Process Variables, GMAW Principles, Equipment Setup. Safe Operating Practices, Common Process Variables, GMAW Principles, Communicate General Knowledge and Welding Information. Welder Bead Tie-In Performance. Welder Performance. Welder Performance. AWS 2F Short Circuit Transfer. Welder Performance. Welder Performance, Visual Examination. UNIT 7 JOINT DESIGN: Safe Welding Practices, Welding Theory, GMAW Terms and Definitions. GMAW Principles, Component Identification, Communicate General Knowledge and Welding Information. GMAW Terms and Definitions, Communicate General Knowledge and Welding Information, Component Identification. UNIT 8 WELDING ELECTRODES: Safe Welding Practices, Welding Theory, Material Weldability, GMAW Terms and Identification. Filler Metal Identification, Filler Metal Selection. GMAW Principles, Component Identification, GMAW Terms and Definitions, Common Process Variables. UNIT 9 HEAT AND DISTORTION: Welding Theory, Weldability, Welding Terms and Definitions, Material Weldability. Relating Welding Knowledge and Information, GMAW Principles and Material Weldability. Welding Theory, Material Weldability and Relating Welding knowledge and Information. UNIT 10 USING GMAW: Welding Theory, Safe Welding Practices, Welder Performance Exam, Material Weldability, Welding Terms and Definitions, Metric Measurement. Safe Operating Practices, Common Process Variables, Communicate Welding Knowledge and information. Safe Operating practices, Welder performance, Communicate Welding Information. Communicate Welding Knowledge and information, Filler Metal Identification, Base Metal Selection, GMAW Principles. The Metric System. APPENDIX. GLOSSARY.
LAB MANUAL: Introduction. UNIT 1: Gas Metal Arc Welding Theory. UNIT 2: GMAW Equipment. UNIT 3: Basic Welding Materials. UNIT 4: Fundamentals of GMAW. UNIT 5: Common Welding Problems. UNIT 6: GMAW Exercises Using Carbon Steel. UNIT 7: Joint Design. UNIT 8: Welding Electrodes. UNIT 9: Heat and Distortion. UNIT 10: Using GMAW. APPENDIX.
INSTRUCTOR MANUAL: FORWARD. Introduction. PART I: To the Instructor. PART II: GMAW Classroom Manual Answer Key. PART III: GMAW Laboratory Manual Answer Key. PART IV: Additional Teaching Materials and Transparency Masters.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard Rowe

Richard J. Rowe is an Instructor for Metal Fabrications at Johnson Count Community College. He won a membership award in Kansas City Section, AWS District 16 and he was a 1995 Recipient of AWS Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor.