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Oxyfuel Gas Welding, 7th Edition

Oxyfuel Gas Welding, 7th Edition
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By: Kevin E. Bowditch and Mark A. Bowditch

ISBN: 978-1-60525-574-3
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Welding
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $62.00
School Price: $46.50


Oxyfuel Gas Welding introduces students to the fundamentals of gas welding and cutting processes with simple, easy-to-understand instruction. The combination text and workbook approach allows students to work at their own pace. Includes information about forehand and backhand welding, out-of-position welding, welding thick materials, welding aluminum, oxyfuel cutting, brazing, soldering, welding symbols, inspection and testing, and brazing cast iron. The Instructor's Resource CD contains useful resources, such as textbook question answer keys, section quizzes, a final exam, a list of welding websites, and an introductory document that explains how to manage a welding lab, assign student jobs, and effectively use the textbook.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Oxyacetylene Welding
  2. Welding Safety
  3. Measurement for Welding
  4. Welding Symbols
  5. Preparing the Joint
  6. Oxyfuel Gases and Cylinders
  7. Welding Torches and Tips
  8. Assembly of Welding Equipment
  9. Metal Identification
10. Welding Rods and Fluxes
11. The Welding Flame
12. Backhand and Forehand Welding
13. Creating a Continuous Weld Pool
14. Running a Bead with Welding Filler Metal
15. Lap Joint Welding
16. Outside Corner Joint Welding
17. T-joint Welding
18. Butt Joint Welding
19. Out-of-position Welding
20. Inspection of Welds
21. Cutting Equipment
22. Cutting Processes
23. Lap Joint Welding Thick Steel
24. T-joint Welding Thick Steel
25. Butt Joint Welding Thick Steel
26. Welding Aluminum
27. Brazing Processes
28. Brazing Lap Joints
29. Running a Bead with Brazing Filler Metal
30. Braze Welding Lap and T-joints
31. Braze Welding Butt Joints
32. Braze Welding Cast Iron
33. Soldering
34. Additional Welding Techniques
35. Professional Welding Advancement

About Author(s)

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.


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Text 130 978-1-60525-574-3 $62.00$46.50
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-575-0 $248.00$186.00*
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