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Shielded Metal Arc Welding

By: John R. Walker and W. Richard Polanin
Copyright: 2016
Subject: Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding is a write-in text that progresses from basic theory to specialized techniques. It focuses on the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. A unit on welding problems provides solutions that students can use when they encounter an issue. New and expanded content updated for this edition includes fire safety and protection; unclassified electrodes; welding positions; filler metal content; weld penetration; voltage polarity; low hydrogen electrodes; deposit rate; nondestructive testing; destructive testing; and the responsibilities of a welding inspector.
  • This text prepares students for the Written Knowledge and Workmanship Performance Tests for Module 4 of AWS SENSE Level I – Entry Welder certification.
  • Write-in format allows students to work at their own pace and instructors to easily monitor student progress and comprehension.
  • Directions for vertical welding have been expanded to provide more detail, helping students master this process.
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Text 208 978-1-63126-123-7
Shielded Metal Arc Welding presents the fundamentals, skills, and techniques of the shielded metal arc welding process in 35 easy-to-understand units with extensive illustration. The write-in design of the text facilitates self-paced learning and continual evaluation of student progress.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Arc Welding
2. Measurement in Welding
3. Welding Safety
4. Common Types of Welds and Joints
5. Welding Symbols
6. Arc Welding Equipment
7. Types of Arc Welding Machines
8. Electrodes
9. Selecting the Proper Electrode
10. Joint Preparation
11. Preparing to Weld
12. Running Short Beads
13. Running Continuous Beads
14. Running Multidirectional Beads
15. Padding
16. Welding Problems - How to Solve Them
17. Controlling Distortion
18. Welding Square-Groove Joints
19. Single-Fillet Lap-Joint Welds
20. Single-Pass Fillet Welds
21. Multi-Pass Fillet Welds
22. Single V-Groove Butt Welds
23. Corner Joint Fillet Welds
24. Welding Round Stock
25. Welding in the Horizontal Position
26. Welding in the Vertical Position
27. Welding in the Overhead Position
28. Cutting with the Arc
29. Weldiing Sheet Metal
30. Hardsurfacing
31. Arc Welding Aluminum
32. Welding Pipe
33. Identifying Metals
34. Inspection and Quality Control
35. Careers in Welding
Look Inside
Unit 5 (PDF, 772 KB)
Unit 11 (PDF, 735 KB)
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code
Front Matter (, Welding)
Unit 5 (, Welding)
Unit 11 (, Welding)
About the Author(s)

John R. Walker - is the author of thirteen textbooks and has written numerous magazine articles. Mr. Walker completed his undergraduate studies at Millersville University and has a master’s degree in Industrial Education from the University of Maryland. He has taught industrial arts and vocational education for more than thirty-two years, including five years as Supervisor of Industrial Education. He has also worked as a machinist for the U.S. Air Force and as a draftsman at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

W. Richard Polanin - was a professor at Illinois Central College, as well as the coordinator of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Welding Technology programs. Dr. Polanin has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Illinois State University and a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois. In addition to his twenty-five years of teaching, he is an active consultant in welding and manufacturing. He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Educator, and an SME Certified Manufacturing Engineer. He has published numerous technical papers and has made many technical presentations in the areas of welding, robotics, manufacturing, and manufacturing education.