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GMAW/FCAW Handbook

GMAW/FCAW Handbook
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By: William H. Minnick and James Mosman

ISBN: 978-1-63126-365-1
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2018
Subject: Welding
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


The GMAW/FCAW Handbook provides a thorough but concise introduction to gas metal arc welding and flux cored arc welding. The key topics of the book include welding safety; equipment/consumables selection and setup; joint design, preparation, and symbols; welding procedures for a variety of base metals; surfacing; and weld inspection and testing.
  • Students can use this text to prepare for the Written Knowledge and Workmanship Performance Tests for Module 5 and Module 6 of AWS SENSE Level I–Entry Welder certification.
  • This text provides detailed information about welding carbon steels, stainless steels, cast irons, and aluminum.
  • Specialized applications, such as welding of thin gauge sheet metal and surfacing, are explained in detail.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding
  2. Welding Safety
  3. Equipment, Setup and Controls
  4. Shielding Gases and Regulation Equipment
  5. GMAW and FCAW Electrodes
  6. Weld Joints, Weld Types, and Welding Symbols
  7. GMAW Procedures and Techniques
  8. GMAW Procedures for Carbon Steels
  9. GMAW Procedures for Stainless Steels
10. GMAW Procedures for Aluminum
11. GMAW Procedures for Sheet Metal
12. FCAW Procedures and Techniques
13. FCAW Procedures for Carbon Steels
14. FCAW Procedures for Stainless Steels
15. FCAW Procedures for Cast Irons
16. FCAW Procedures for Surfacing Welds
17. Weld Procedure, Defects, and Corrective Action
18. Welding Codes, Procedures, and Qualifications
19. Welding Employment and Careers

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About 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.

James Mosman - was introduced to welding as part of the Agriculture program while attending high school in his hometown of Alden, New York. After, a four-year tour with the US Army, Mr. Mosman attended and graduated at the top of his class from El Paso Trade School as a certified welder. He moved to Odessa, Texas to work in the oil and gas manufacturing industry in 1981. Mr. Mosman spent the next 20 years as a welder, working both in the field and in manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Mosman earned his AAS degree from Odessa College and a BA degree from University of Texas Permian Basin. He is also a certified welding inspector through the American Welding Society and a NCCER Certified Master Trainer.

Mr. Mosman is an associate professor of welding technology and department chair of Industrial Technology at Odessa College, where he has taught since 1998. Under his direction, the Odessa College welding program has grown from 45 students to over 200 enrolled each semester. He served as Program Coordinator of a Department of Labor four-year grant, which provided introductory welding courses to over 700 students. He also continues to work as a CWI, welding consultant, and trainer for several companies throughout Texas.


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