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Blueprint Reading

Understanding and interpreting blueprints, as well as drawing blueprints are very fundamental aspects of the metalworking industries. Without this basic knowledge it would be impossible to manufacture parts and machines. This area of Industrial Press' line of respected resources offers the most current and authoritative information available. From blueprint reading basics to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to interpreting shop blueprints to AutoCAD, Industrial Press covers it all from the very basic to the more advanced. If you require a book on blueprint reading or drawing, we’re sure to have the one for you!

  1. Blueprint Reading Basics: Como Leer Dibujos Industriales

    Blueprint Reading Basics has been a popular textbook in the academic and industrial world for many years. And this Spanish-language edition, Como Leer Dibujos Industriales, is sure to be just as relied on by Spanish-speaking students and apprentices who need to learn how to interpret and read blueprints that are in English. Containing the first six chapters of the English-language edition, it includes tolerances and provides a practical training program for reading industrial prints. Como Leer Dibujos Industriales can be used alone or as a companion to the English-language edition.

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    $29.95
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  2. Blueprint Reading Basics (eBook only)

    Written by a seasoned professional with more than 50 years experience in manufacturing, the new third edition of this widely used text and self-training manual has been expanded to include many new and revised worksheets designed to facilitate the reader's ability to form a mental picture from a drawing. Blueprint Reading Basics reviews the subject in great detail using many illustrations and examples, as well as thoroughly reviewing all other aspects of print reading. It includes industry standards, practices, and copies of industrial prints throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industry applications. And it is the perfect text for students taking blueprint reading, machine shop, or tool and die courses, as well as machinists, mechanics, technicians, and inspectors.


    Note that this book is no longer available in printed form, but it is available as eBook.


    Please also note that there is a newer edition of this classic text, Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics, 4th Edition.

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    $34.95
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  3. Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics, 4th edition

    With this historic revision, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL the figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing equivalents alongside the English calculations, and, perhaps most importantly, including content from new and revised drawing standards, including Dimensioning, Tolerancing, Surface Texture and Metrology Standards, Undimensioned Drawings, Line Conventions and Lettering, Engineering Drawing Practices, Reference Designations for Electrical and Electronics Parts and Equipment, Composite Part Drawings, and other current ASME drawing standards.

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    $39.95
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  4. Blueprint Reading Basics Instructor's Resource Kit

    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.

    This separate Instructor's Resource Kit includes:

    • Over 600 PowerPoint presentation slides for using the book in the classroom. The arrangement mirrors the book and can be customized by each instructor.
    • Blueprint Reading Course Recommended Syllabus and Lesson Plans, instructors can customize to suit their needs.
    • PDFs of Selected Figures and Tables.
    • PDFs of Review Questions and Answers.
    • PDFs of Worksheet Problems and Solutions.
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    $249.00
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