Blueprint Reading Basics

Manufacturing Print Reading, Third Edition

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Blueprint Reading Basics


Blueprint Reading Basics: Manufacturing Print Reading,Third Edition

Warren Hammer

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Blueprint Reading Basics: Manufacturing Print Reading, Third Edition, is the third most popular title offered by Industrial Press. The Third Edition offers many updates.

 Written by Warren Hammer, a seasoned professional with more than 50 years experience in manufacturing, Blueprint Reading Basics: Manufacturing Print Reading is widely used. Functioning as a self-training manual, the Third Edition 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: Manufacturing Print Reading is the perfect text for students taking blueprint reading, machine shop, or tool and die courses, as well as machinists, mechanics, technicians, and inspectors. <br>




  • Reviews the subject in great detail using many illustrations and examples.
  • Thoroughly reviews all aspects of print reading.
  • Includes industry standards & practices.
  • Copies of industrial prints are found throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industry applications.
  • Answers to the worksheets and additional Worksheets in Blueprint Reading Plus 5 are available in PDF format to qualified instructors.


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  • The Basics of Blueprints
  • The Reading of Blueprints
  • The Lines and Views of Blueprints
  • The Total Blueprint
  • Dimensions
  • Tolerances
  • Surface Texture
  • Threads
  • Fasteners
  • Gears
  • Machine Terms and Holes
  • Machining Requirements
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Types of Blueprints and Computer-Aided Design
  • Answers to Review Questions
  • Index