The Science and Practice of Welding, now in its tenth edition and published in two volumes, is an introduction to the theory and practice of welding processes and their applications. Volume 2, The Practice of Welding, is a comprehensive survey of the welding methods in use today and gives up-to-date information on all types of welding methods and tools. Processes described include manual metal arc welding (MMA or SMAW); gas shielded metal arc welding (MIG, MAG or GMAW); tungsten inert gas shielded welding (TIG or GTAW) and plasma arc (PA) and cutting. Resistance, flash butt and oxy-acetylene welding are also included. Cutting processes are given a separate chapter. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date with a new chapter on the welding of plastics, and new sections on the welding of duplex stainless steel and air plasma cutting. The text is illustrated by up-to-date photographs of plant and equipment. As in previous editions, the appendices bring together a wealth of essential information, including British and American welding symbols, tables of conversion, information on proprietary welding gases and mixtures, testing practices, safety features and tables of brazing alloys and fluxes. Both volumes contain numerous questions of the type set at craftsman and technician grade of the City and Guilds of London Institute examinations.
The eight chapters could make you an all-purpose welder. Excellent pencil sketches depict joint preparations; positions, motions and bead sequences for manual metal arc electrodes; torch orientations for MIG, MAG, TIG, plasma arc; resistance welding and 12 other welding processes named in Chapter 5; and techniques for oxyacetylene welding and for cutting with flames and arcs. Hallock C. Campbell, Welding Journal "This book is delightful to read. It is written with a style that makes that of most of the other technical books I've read seem prosaic." Joseph P.Kane, Materials Characterization
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