By: Leo A. Meyer
This updated edition of a classic American
Tech textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of
layout, cutting, forming, and fabrication of sheet metal.
serve as a useful training tool and reference for students,
apprentices, and technicians in the trade.
While the tools and technology in the sheet
metal trade continue to evolve, basic principles that are
fundamental to working with sheet metal remain. Sheet Metal
presents basic metalworking principles and builds on this knowledge
throughout the book.
The text is written concisely with large,
two-color illustrations used to emphasize key points.
The first six
chapters provide an introduction to safety, tools, machinery,
materials, and fasteners used in the sheet metal trade. The next six
chapters cover cutting, forming, and joining methods. Chapters 13
through 17 cover basic drafting principles and pattern development.
Chapter 18 covers specification, layout, and fabrication of sheet
metal used in the building trades. Chapter 19 covers the short
method of pattern development.
Hands-on activities reinforce concepts
introduced in the chapters.
- Sheet Metal Careers
- Sheet Metal Working Tools and
- Sheet Metal Shop Safety
- Sheet Metal Types
- Materials of the Sheet Metal Trade
- Fasteners for Sheet Metal
- Using Patterns and Cutting Metal
- Punching, Drilling and Riveting
- Folding Edges and Making Seams
- Turning, Burring and Raising
- Forming, Crimping, Beading and
- Drawing for Pattern Drafting
- Making and Notching Simple Patterns
- Parallel Line Development
- Radial Line Development
- Sheet Metal in the Building Trades
- Short Method of Pattern Development
- Supplementary Projects
- Final Exam
more HVAC Related
HVAC Exam Prep
& Metalworking Related
Electrical Exam Prep
NEC and Related
Building Code Related