1st Edition

Fabrication and Welding Engineering

ISBN 9780750666916
Published July 11, 2008 by Routledge
596 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

This brand new textbook by one of the leading engineering authors covers basic sheet-metal fabrication and welding engineering principles and applications in one volume - an unrivalled comprehensive coverage that reflects current working and teaching practice. It is fully up-to-date with the latest technical information and best practice and also includes chapters on non-technical but equally essential subjects such as health and safety, personal development and communication of technical information.

Roger Timings covers these areas of mechanical engineering and workshop practice in a highly practical and accessible style. Hundreds of illustrations demonstrate the practical application of the procedures described. The text includes worked examples for calculations and key points to aid revision. Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with exercises which can be set as assignemnts.

The coverage is based on the SEMTA National Occupational Standards which makes this book applicable to a wide range of courses and ensures it also acts as a vital ongoing reference source in day-to-day working practice. All students, trainees and apprentices at up to and including Level 3 will find this book essential reading, particularly those taking:

Level 2 NVQs in Performing Engineering Operations
Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
Level 2 NVQs in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
C&G 2800 Certificate and Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering and Technology
SEMTA Apprenticeships in Engineering

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health and safety
1.1 Health safety and the law
1.2 Employers' responsibilities
1.3 Employees' responsibilities
1.4 Electrical Hazards
1.5 Fire fighting
1.6 Fire precautions and prevention
1.7 Accidents
1.8 First aid
1.9 Personal protection
1.10 Hazards in the workplace
1.11 Manual Lifting
1.12 Mechanical lifting equipment
1.13 Use of lifting equipment
1.14 Accessories for lifting gear
1.15 Useful knots for fibre ropes
1.16 Inspection (lifting equipment)
1.17 Oxy-acetylene welding
1.18 Arc-welding equipment (mains operated)
1.19 Working on site

Chapter 2 Personal development
2.1 Basic relationships
2.2 Relationship with managers, supervisors and instructors
2.3 Attitude and behaviour
2.4 Implementing company policy
2.5 Creating and maintaining effective relationships with others

Chapter 3 Engineering materials and heat treatments
3.1 States of matter
3.2 Properties of materials
3.3 Classification of materials
3.4 Ferrous metals (plain carbon steels)
3.5 Ferrous metals (alloy steels)
3.6 Ferrous metals (cast irons)
3.7 Abbreviations
3.8 Non-ferrous metals and alloys
3.9 The identification of metals
3.10 Non-metals (natural)
3.11 Non-metals (synthetic)
3.12 Forms of supply
3.13 Heat treatment processes (introduction)
3.14 Heat treatment processes (safety)
3.15 The heat treatment of plain carbon steels
3.16 The heat treatment of non-ferrous metals and alloys
3.17 Heat treatment furnaces
3.18 Temperature measurement
3.19 Atmospheric control

Chapter 4 Using and communicating technical information
4.1 Selection of information sources
4.2 Interpretation of information (graphical)
4.3 Interpretation of information (tables, charts and schedules)
4.4 Evaluating engineering information
4.5 Recording and processing engineering information
4.6 Methods of record keeping
4.7 Communications (miscellaneous)
4.8 Engineering drawing (introduction)
4.9 First angle orthographic drawing
4.10 Third angle orthographic drawing
4.11 Conventions
4.12 Redundant views
4.13 Dimensioning
4.14 Welding symbols
4.15 The development of surfaces
4.16 Interpenetration
4.17 Pictorial views

Chapter 5 Measuring and making out
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Linear measurement
5.3 Angular measurement
5.4 Correct use of measuring equipment
5.5 Marking out equipment (tools for making lines)
5.6 Marking out equipment (tools for providing guidance)
5.7 Marking out equipment (tools for providing support)
5.8 Techniques for marking out
5.9 The need for templates
5.10 The manufacture of templates
5.12 Condition and care of equipment

Chapter 6 Material removal
6.1 Cutting tool principles
6.2 The application of basic cutting tool angles to hand tools
6.3 Drilling, drilling machines and routing
6.4 Shearing sheet metal
6.5 Portable power tools
6.6 Blanking (stamping and piercing)
6.7 Flame cutting

Chapter 7 Sheet and plate metalwork
7.1 Sheet and plate metalwork (introduction)
7.2 Roll-bending sheet metal and plate
7.3 Flow forming sheet metal
7.4 The principles of metal spinning
7.5 Swaging sheet metal
7.6 Basic fabrication procedures

Chapter 8 Structural steelwork and pipework
8.1 Rolled steel sections
8.2 Typical structural steel connection and assemblies
8.3 Trusses and lattice frames
8.4 Web stiffeners
8.5 Fabricated lightweight beams
8.6 Castellated beams
8.7 Pipework (setting out bends)
8.8 Pipe bending
8.9 Pipe fitting

Chapter 9 Joining processes (mechanical connections)
9.1 Mechanical connections (threaded)
9.2 Hand reamers and reaming
9.3 Riveted joints
9.4 Pop Diveting
9.5 Self secured joints
9.6 Folding and jointing allowance
9.7 The Pittsburgh lock

Chapter 10 Joining processes (soldering, brazing and braze welding
10.1 Soft soldering
10.2 Soft-soldered joints using lead-free solders
10.3 Hard soldering (brazing)
10.4 Aluminium brazing
10.5 Types of brazed joints
10.6 Braze-welding

Chapter 11 Joining processes (welding)
11.1 Fusion welding
11.2 Oxy-acetylene welding
11.3 Manual metal-arc welding
11.4 Workshop testing of welds
11.5 Miscellaneous fusion welding processes
11.6 Workholding devices for fusion welding
11.7 Resistance welding
11.8 Further welding processes

Chapter 12 Composite fabrication processes and adhesive bonding
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Lamination
12.3 Fibre reinforcement
12.4 Particle reinforcement
12.5 The manipulation of fabrication of polymers (plastics)
12.6 Adhesive bonding
12.7 Adhesive bonding of metals

Appendix A


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