Welding Fundamentals provides students with a strong understanding of the underlying theory and skills required for successful welding, with a strong emphasis on safety. It provides all of the information needed to help students develop proficiency with the most common welding processes (including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and oxyfuel welding), thermal cutting, welding symbols and basic print reading, and joint design and fit up. The text also introduces students to weld inspection and testing.
The book covers all of the key indicators for AWS SENSE Level-1 certification, so it can be used in all courses leading to SENSE Level-1 certification.
It includes chapters on basic math and math applications in welding.
The sections of the book can be taught in any order, making it easily adaptable to any course.