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.
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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
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: email@example.com.