Modern Welding is a comprehensive text that has long been the standard for teaching theory, fundamentals, equipment, and techniques of welding technology. This text provides thorough coverage of common welding and cutting processes, including gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, oxyfuel gas welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, and resistance welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The text also includes extensive instruction in welding symbol interpretation, metallurgy and heat treatments, weld testing and inspection, and employment in the welding field.
Prepares students for AWS SENSE Level 1 and Level 2 certification, with enough information to cover a two-year curriculum.
Strong emphasis is placed on all aspects of safety, including respiratory protection, to ensure that safe practices are followed from education to career.
Sections may be taught sequentially or independently, allowing for flexible customization to match your curriculum.
Photos, art, and videos have been designed to convey maximum learning.
1. Safety in the Welding Shop 2. Print Reading 3. Welding Joints, Positions, and Symbols 4. Welding and Cutting Processes
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
5. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Equipment and Supplies 6. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding
7. Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment and Supplies 8. Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
9. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment and Supplies 10. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Plasma Arc Cutting
11. Plasma Arc Cutting
Oxyfuel Gas Processes
12. Oxyfuel Gas Welding Equipment and Supplies 13. Oxyfuel Gas Welding 14. Oxyfuel Gas Cutting Equipment and Supplies 15. Oxyfuel Gas Cutting 16. Soldering 17. Brazing and Braze Welding
18. Resistance Welding Equipment and Supplies 19. Resistance Welding
20. Special Welding Processes 21. Special Ferrous Welding Applications 22. Special Nonferrous Welding Applications 23. Pipe and Tube Welding 24. Special Cutting Processes 25. Underwater Welding and Cutting 26. Automatic and Robotic Welding 27. Metal Surfacing
28. Metal Properties and Identification 29. Heat Treatment of Metals
30. Inspecting and Testing Welds 31. Procedure and Welder Qualifications 32. The Welding Shop 33. Math, Measurement, and Layout 34. Getting and Holding a Job in Welding 35. Technical Data
William A. Bowditch - has an extensive teaching and welding background. He has been a teacher, department head, and supervisor of special needs and vocational programs. In addition to his formal college training in preparation for teaching, Bill has taken several specialized courses in industry, such as the Hobart Welding School and American Welding Society courses. He is a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education and a life member of the American Welding Society. As a coauthor of Modern Welding, he has guided this Goodheart-Willcox book through many revisions to keep it up to date and technically correct in order to maintain its value as an authoritative welding text. He is also a coauthor of Welding Fundamentals.
Kevin E. Bowditch - is a welding engineer specialist for Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. His welding experience includes working for two automotive firms, two aerospace firms, a construction company (building nuclear plants), and a precision sheet metal firm. While working for one aerospace firm, Kevin designed resistance welding and soldering equipment, special equipment for custom applications, and worked to develop correct welding and soldering schedules for customers. He has a Bachelor's degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University and has attended specialized conferences and courses sponsored by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and American National Standards Institute. Kevin joined his father as a coauthor of Modern Welding, beginning with the 1984 edition, and has been a coauthor of Welding Fundamentals since its first edition was published in 1991.
Mark A. Bowditch - joined the Bowditch team of welding authors in 1998, when he co-authored Oxyfuel Gas Welding with his brother Kevin. He has more than ten years' experience as an educator, holds both bachelor's and master's degrees, and has taken classes at the Hobart Welding School and the University of Hawaii's HCC welding program. He is a co-author of Modern Welding and Welding Fundamentals with his brother and father.