Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades

Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades

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For introductory Blueprint Reading courses geared to students in the manufacturing trades, such as Machine Operators, General Machinists, and Tool and Die Machinists.

This self-contained text is designed to be the only manual any student will need to learn the skills necessary to read manufacturing blueprints. Beginning with the basics of blueprint reading, the book presents each topic in a clear, straightforward manner so that no prior knowledge is necessary in order to understand the subject. The charts, tables, and glossary of terminology provided are all the source material a student needs to successfully complete the course work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 208.3 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 884.52g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130397903
  • 9780130397904

Table of contents

Unit 1.

Dictionary of Terms. Standard Abbreviations. Alphabet of Lines.

Unit 2.

Dimensioning Systems. Blueprints vs. Whiteprints. Engineering Drawings. Title Blocks. Drawing Notes. Single-View Drawings. Detail Drawings. Center Lines. Diameters and Radii. Break Lines. Typical Dimensions. Tolerances. Bolt Circles. Maximum Material Condition and Least Material Condition. Allowance. Arcs and Circles.

Unit 3.

Orthographic Projection. Third-Angle Projection. First-Angle Projection. Isometric Sketching.

Unit 4.

Reading Multiview Drawings. Precedence of Lines. Accumulated Tolerances. Dimensioning Methods.

Unit 5.

Orthographic Projection of Inclined Planes. Foreshortened Views. Angular Dimensions. Included Angle. Slots and Grooves.

Unit 6.

Reference Dimensions. Blind Holes. Chamfers. Keyseats and Keyways. Counterbores and Countersinks. Angular Hole Locations. Castings. Finish Symbols. Finish Allowance. Fillets and Rounds. Clearance Holes. Half-Views. Surface Roughness. Roughness Average (Ra). Surface Roughness Chart. Surface Texture Symbol.

Unit 7.

Bosses and Pads. Slotted Holes. Casting Dimensions. Tapers. Standard Tapers. Necks. Limits. Single Limits. Steel Processing. Steel Specifications. General Properties of Alloy Steels. Steel Carbon Content. Partial Enlarged Views. Stock Sizes. Knurling. Heat-Treat Notes.

Unit 8.

Sectional Views. Full Sections and Half-Sections. Symbology. Annular Grooves. Wall Thickness. Cast Iron. Spotfacing. Revolved Sections. Broken-Out Sections. Ribs in Section. Section Line Symbols. Rotated Features. Removed Sections. Offset Sections.

Unit 9.

Threaded Hole Specifications. Unified Thread Form. Thread Series. Classes of Fit. Threaded Hole Illustrations. Unified Thread Table. Numbered and Lettered Drills. Thread Calculations. Constant Pitch Series. Line Omission. Arrowless Dimensioning. External Threads. Thread Forms. Tabulated Dimensions. Multiple Threads. Pipe Threads. Dryseal Pipe Threads. Hex Bar Stock.

Unit 10.

Typical Dimensions. Right Triangles. Repetitive Features. Detail Drawings. Drawing Revisions. Conical Tapers. Rockwell Hardness Test. Thread Specification Placement. Computer-Aided Drafting. Advantages of CAD. Patent Drawings.

Unit 11.

Metric Drawings. Dimensioning Symbols. Metric Threads. Metric Thread Table. Coordinate Dimensioning. Dual Dimensioning. Dimension Origin.

Unit 12.

Auxiliary Views. Inclined Planes. Oblique Planes. Bend Allowance.

Unit 13.

Geometric Tolerancing. Feature Control Frame. Material Condition Symbols. Projected Tolerance Zone. Basic Dimension Symbol. Datum Feature Symbol. Combined Symbols. Composite Frames. Datum Target Symbol. All around Symbol. Form Tolerances. Datums and the Datum Reference System. Orientation Tolerances. Profile Tolerances.

Unit 14.

Location Tolerances. Runout Tolerances. Projected Tolerance Zone. Geometric Characteristic Symbols. Former Practices. Comparison of Symbols.

Unit 15.

Spur Gear Terminology. Spur Gear Formulas. Spur Gears. Splines.

Unit 16.

Weldments. Welding Symbols. Resistance Welds.

Math Appendix.

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"The author's style is excellent in presentation. The quizzes and applications are of great value to the student and instructor." - Jeffrey Hellwig, Alfred State College

"The text is rich in content from castings to welding symbols. The text covers all areas of machining without emphasizing one over the other. The illustrations are accurate and appropriate for the content covered." - Pat Carney II, Jackson Area Career Center
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