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What users and reviewers are saying about the 4th Edition…
“A true blueprint for blueprint reading.”
“We use it for training because of the examples and questions.”
“Buy this work to get a great foundation.”
“Perfect book for future machinists and equipment technicians/operators.”
“For someone beginning the quest for mechanical and engineering knowledge, this is just the book.”
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Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned. With this historic revision, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing practices alongside English, and including content from drawing standards such as Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Engineering Drawing Practices, Welding Symbols, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Surface Texture, Undimensioned Drawings, and Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings, among others.
- Material has been rearranged for better presentation and an improved reader experience.
- Chapters on views, dimensions, surface finish, threads, and gears have been expanded, while new material on splines and cam prints has been added.
- Brand new chapters covering welding symbols and welded parts, sheet metal parts, and cast, forged, and molded plastic parts will be of particular interest to readers working with these processes.
- Each chapter contains a thorough explanation of the topic at hand, accompanied by detailed professional drawings, review questions, and corresponding worksheets.
- This groundbreaking work now features a broad presentation of metric drawing standards and internationally recognized symbols, making it a truly global reference.
- This extensive digital product includes 425 files and more than 1,030 pages.
- The 14 units/lessons, comprising over 600 presentations pages, complement use of the book in a physical or virtual classroom. Mirroring discussions in the text book, this material is packed with useful information and also can be used for self-study.
- The teaching and learning units also are made available to instructors as PowerPoint presentations with review questions and answers. The review questions are provided separately as student handouts and with answers for instructors.
- The textbook’s 153 worksheets, adding up to 200-plus pages of practice problems—included in the eBook and as handouts—reinforce the blueprint reading instructions and skills covered in each unit. Also included are solutions and calculations, along with a handy checklist, for instructors.
- Other instructor teaching aids include customizable lesson plans for each teaching unit; recommended course syllabi modifiable for different course lengths and focuses; an engaging, instructive class activity; and selected figures and tables.
- New to the Digital Edition of this kit is a bonus collection of useful online reference materials.
Charles Gillis has over 25 years of machine design experience. He is a mechanical design engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. For the last eight years, he has taught WPI’s Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing courses. He is also a contributor to Machine Designer’s Reference and the Machinery’s Handbook, 31st Edition, both published by Industrial Press.
Warren Hammer (deceased) was a seasoned professional with more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing. He originated the Blueprint Reading Basics book, and with this revision, his legacy lives on.
- The Basics of Manufacturing Prints
- The Reading of Manufacturing Prints
- The Total Manufacturing Print
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- Surface Finish
- Machine Terms and Manufacturing Processes
- Casting, Forging, and Molded Part Prints
- Welding and Sheet Metal Prints
- Gears, Splines, and Cams
- Types of Manufacturing Prints