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Gas Metal Arc Welding Handbook, 5th Edition

By: William H. Minnick
ISBN: 978-1-59070-866-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2008
Subject: Welding
Grade Level: 11-14
Gas Metal Arc Welding Handbook provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of the widely used gas metal arc welding process. The book presents thorough coverage of both basic skills and advanced techniques with clearly written content and hundreds of illustrations.
  • Prepares students for taking the Written Knowledge and Workmanship Performance Tests for Module 5 of AWS SENSE Level 1–Entry Welder certification.
  • Includes chapters covering specialized welding procedures for autobody applications, off-road vehicles, and trailer fabrication.
  • Covers weld inspection, testing, defects, and corrective actions.
  • Provides instruction for welding ferrous and nonferrous metals.
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    Text 176 978-1-59070-866-8 $66.64 $49.98
    Provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of this widely used welding process. The book presents thorough coverage of both basic skills and advanced techniques with clearly written content and hundreds of illustrations.
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    Instructor's Guide 23 978-1-59070-867-5 $50.00 $37.50 *
    Provides answers to questions in the text.
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    Table of Contents
    1. Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
    2. GMAW Process Operation and Safety
    3. Equipment Set-up and Control
    4. Shielding Gases and Regulation Equipment
    5. Filler Materials
    6. Weld Joints and Weld Types
    7. Welding Procedures and Techniques
    8. Welding the Carbon Steels
    9. Welding Stainless Steels
    10. Welding Aluminum
    11. Inspection, Defects, and Corrective Action
    12. General Welding Procedures
    13. Truck-Trailer and Off-Road Vehicle Welding Procedures
    14. Autobody Welding Procedures
    Look Inside
    Chapter 3 (PDF, 713 KB)
    Chapter 6 (PDF, 405 KB)
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    Front Matter (, Welding)
    Chapter 3 (, Welding)
    Chapter 6 (, Welding)
    About the Author(s)

    William H. Minnick - realizing the need for a specialized type of welding text for instructors and students, drew on his many years of experience as a welder, welding engineer, and community college instructor to develop welding texts for training future welders. The author’s career in industry included experience welding on jet engines, missiles, pressure vessels, and nuclear reactors. He developed the welding procedures for, and welded, the first titanium pressure vessel for the Atlas missile program. He has written many technical papers, including articles on the research and development of procedures for welding exotic materials and on the modification of existing welding processes for automatic and robotic applications.

    Mr. Minnick taught all phases of welding and metallurgy in community colleges for more than twenty years. He developed welding certificate and degree programs. In addition to this textbook, Mr. Minnick has authored the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Handbook, Gas Metal Arc Welding Handbook, and the Flux Cored Arc Welding Handbook.