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Blueprint Reading for Welders, 9E

Blueprint Reading for Welders, 9E

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Blueprint Reading for Welders, 9E


Ninth Edition
A. E. Bennett, Louis J. Siy

This hands-on, reader-friendly guide provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of welding symbols and their application to welding prints and practices.

BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS, Ninth Edition, uses step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations to help readers gain the knowledge and skills they need to interpret a wide range of working documents, from simple sketches to the most complex blueprints.

The text covers auxiliary views, detail views, projections, sections, and detail and assembly drawings.

Now updated and expanded, the new Ninth Edition features the latest AWS symbols and terms along with the ISO welding symbols, current specifications and dimensioning practices, relevant industry developments, and cutting-edge information to help modern professionals succeed in this dynamic field.


1. Basic Lines and Views.
2. Sketching.
3. Notes and Specifications.
4. Dimensions.
5. Bill of Materials.
6. Structural Shapes.
7. Other Views.
8. Sections.
9. Detail, Assembly, and Subassembly Prints.
10. Welding Symbols and Abbreviations.
11. Basic Joints for Weldment Fabrications.
12. Fillet Welds.
13. Groove Welds.
14. Back or Backing and Melt-Thru Welds.
15. Plug and Slot Welds.
16. Surfacing Welds.
17. Edge Welds.
18. Spot Welds.
19. Projection Welds.
20. Seam Welds.
21. Stud Welds.
22. Applied Metrics for Welders.
23. Pipe-Welding Symbols.
24. Dual Dimensioning.
25. Inspection and Testing.
26. International Standard Symbols for Welding.
27. Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting.
28. Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
Appendix 1: Inch-Millimeter Equivalents.
Appendix 2: Structural Metal Shape Designations.
Appendix 3: Pipe Dimensions and Weights.
Appendix 4: Table Conversion of Pipe Sizes to Metric.
Appendix 5: Drill Dimension Chart.
Appendix 6: Steel Rule Diagrams.
Appendix 7: Metric Threads – Fine and Coarse.
Appendix 8: Computer Glossary.
Appendix 9: Glossary – English-Spanish.
Appendix 10: Weld Symbols – English-Spanish, Ingles-Español.

A. E. Bennett was an instructor in New Brunswick, Canada.

Louis J. Siy was a high school drafting teacher and then spent 20 years working in industry as a draftsman and a consultant. Siy has remained active in the AWS and has served on their Symbols Committee.

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Copyright 2015


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