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!
Published: January, 2001
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Completely updated for ASME Y14.5-2009! Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) has become accepted around the world as the international symbolic language that allows engineers and machinists to use engineering drawings to communicate from the design stage through manufacturing and inspection. Deductively organized, this book is a complete on-the-job reference that provides a thorough understanding to the complex ASME Y14.5-2009 "Dimensioning and the Tolerancing" standard.
- Uses a "building-block" approach with examples (some dimensioned and toleranced in inches and some in millimeters) to illustrate each concept.
- Reinforces the explanations with end-of-chapter self evaluation exercises (the answers to all questions and problems are contained in the back of the book).
- Includes over one hundred drawings that illustrate concepts under discussion.
- Provides the information needed to become conversant in the techniques of GD&T and how to smoothly integrate this knowledge into engineering design and modern inspection systems.
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.Learn More
Blueprint Reading Basics has been a popular textbook in the academic and industrial world for many years. And now the new 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.Learn More