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Print Reading for Industry, 9th Edition

Print Reading for Industry, 9th Edition
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By: Walter C. Brown and Ryan K. Brown

ISBN: 978-1-60525-308-4
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2011
Subject: Print Reading
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Print Reading for Industry is designed to assist students in reading and understanding industrial prints. This text starts with the basics of print reading and progresses to advanced topics. It presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, providing the necessary information and guidance to read the “language of industry.” This text is suitable for high school technical/vocational classes, industrial training programs, and community college drafting/print reading curricula.
  • Improved performance-measuring devices for this edition.
  • Includes authentic industrial prints for “hands-on” learning.
  • Includes bonus prints on C-size sheets.
  • Combination text and write-in workbook.
  • End-of-unit performance-measuring devices include review questions, review activities, industry print reading activities, and bonus print reading activities.

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction to Drafting and Print Reading
  1. Prints: The Language of Industry
  2. Line Conventions and Lettering
  3. Title Blocks and Part Lists

Section Two: Fundamentals of Shape Description
  4. Geometric Construction
  5. Multiview Drawings
  6. Section Views
  7. Auxiliary Views
  8. Screw Thread Representation

Section Three: Fundamentals of Size Description and Annotations
  9. Dimensioning
10. Tolerancing
11. Machining Specifications and Drawing Notes
12. Surface Texture Symbols
13. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
14. Drawing Revision Systems
Section Four: Industrial Drawing Types
15. Detail Drawings
16. Assembly Drawings

Section Five: Specialized Parts and Prints
17. Springs and Fasteners in Industrial Prints
18. Gears, Splines, and Serrations
19. Cam Diagrams and Prints
20. Plastic Parts
21. Precision Sheet Metal Parts
22. Welding Prints
23. Instrumentation and Control Drawings

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About Author(s)

Walter C. Brown - During his career, Dr. Walter C. Brown was a leading authority in the fields of drafting and print reading. He served as a consultant to industry on design and drafting standards and procedures and held a variety of professional offices of state and national associations.

Ryan K. Brown - is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. He has been involved with drafting education for over thirty years. His experiences include secondary education at the junior and senior high level; faculty member at his alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University; drafter for Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc.; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing consultant; and summer experiences in a wide array of drafting and graphics-based positions, such as steel detailing and civil engineering applications. His current roles in drafting education also include the authorship of activities and problems for secondary-level drafting competitions and architectural drafting applications that include 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering and animation. Feel free to contact him at: rkbrown@ilstu.edu.


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