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Print Reading for Industry, 10th Edition

Print Reading for Industry, 10th Edition
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By: Walter C. Brown and Ryan K. Brown

ISBN: 978-1-63126-051-3
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2016
Subject: Print Reading
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Print Reading for Industry is ideal for beginning and intermediate students, in addition to those participating in on-the-job training. The text focuses on interpreting and visualizing drawings and prints used in industrial settings. This revised edition includes new content discussing the role of prints in the digital age and updates the coverage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to current standards. Additionally, it provides coverage of several foundational skills needed for print reading success, including basic mathematics, geometry principles, measurement tools, and the design process.
  • Actual prints from various industries are included as examples so that students become comfortable with common practices.
  • Numerous visualization and print reading exercises provide hands-on experience.
  • Coverage of specialized parts and prints, including applications for fasteners, gears, cams, plastic parts, and precision sheet metal parts, is included.

Table of Contents

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

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

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
Industrial Drawing Types
15. Detail Drawings
16. Assembly Drawings

Specialized Parts and Prints
17. Spring 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. Instruction 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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