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Welding Technology Fundamentals, 4th Edition

Welding Technology Fundamentals, 4th Edition
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By: William A. Bowditch, Kevin E. Bowditch, and Mark A. Bowditch

ISBN: 978-1-60525-256-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: Welding
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $88.00
School Price: $66.00


Welding Technology Fundamentals is written for anyone that wants to learn the skills of the trade. This includes the most widely used processes: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, plasma cutting, oxyfuel gas welding and cutting, and resistance welding. Equipment and techniques are detailed in an easy-to-understand manner. In-depth coverage of AWS symbols, inspection and testing, and shop safety is also included.
  • Students are able to use the text to prepare for AWS SENSE Level I – Entry Welder certification, helping to open the door to career opportunities.
  • Text sections can be studied independently or in sequence to accommodate any classroom teaching plan.
  • The terminology used throughout the book conforms with the AWS A 3.0 standard to encourage correct usage from the beginning of the learning process.

Table of Contents

  1. Safety in the Welding Shop
  2. Welding and Cutting Processes
  3. The Physics of Welding
  4. Weld Joints and Positions
  5. SMAW: Equipment and Supplies
  6. SMAW: Equipment Assembly and Adjustment
  7. SMAW: Electrodes
  8. SMAW: Flat Welding Position
  9. SMAW: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Welding Positions
10. Surfacing
11. GMAW: Equipment and Supplies
12. GMAW: Equipment Assembly and Adjustment
13. GMAW: Flat Welding Position
14. GMAW: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Welding Positions
15. GTAW: Equipment and Supplies
16. GTAW: Equipment Assembly and Adjustment
17. GTAW: Flat Welding Position
18. GTAW: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Welding Positions
19. Plasma Arc Cutting
20. Oxyfuel Gas Cutting and Welding: Equipment and Supplies
21. Oxyfuel Gas Cutting and Welding: Equipment Assembly and Adjustment
22. Oxyfuel Gas Cutting
23. Oxyfuel Gas Welding: Flat Welding Position
24. Oxyfuel Gas Welding: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Welding Positions
25. Brazing and Braze Welding
26. Soldering
27. Resistence Welding: Equipment and Supplies
28. Resistence Welding: Procedures
29. Special Welding and Cutting Processes
30. Robotics in Welding
31. Welding Plastics
32. Welding Pipe and Tube
33. Welding Symbols
34. Inspecting and Testing Welds
35. Welder Certification

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 5 (PDF, 1.15 MB)
   sample Chapter 29 (PDF, 929 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Welding)
   sample Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Welding)
   sample Chapter 29 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Welding)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


AWS Correlation Chart
   PDF American Welding Society Correlation Chart (PDF, 104 KB)
Welding, Grades 9-12
   PDF Basic Principles of Welding (PDF, 223 KB)
   PDF Introduction to Welding (PDF, 222 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

William A. Bowditch - has an extensive teaching and welding background. He has been a teacher, department head, and supervisor of special needs and vocational programs. In addition to his formal college training in preparation for teaching, Bill has taken several specialized courses in industry, such as the Hobart Welding School and American Welding Society courses. He is a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education and a life member of the American Welding Society. As a coauthor of Modern Welding, he has guided this Goodheart-Willcox book through many revisions to keep it up to date and technically correct in order to maintain its value as an authoritative welding text. He is also a coauthor of Welding Fundamentals.

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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