Interpreting Engineering Drawings / Edition 5

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Designed to provide a complete and customized learning experience for each reader, this edition of our popular Interpreting Engineering Drawings book now features expanded units on "Drawings for Numerical Control" and "Manufacturing Materials." The first section acquaints readers with topics that are universally applicable to the interpretation of all mechanical/industrial drawings, such as: drawing standards, abbreviations, basic rules for dimensioning, reading and measuring with US inch and SI metric scales, plus different types of sectional views. Subsequent units enable readers to gain valuable experience interpreting more specialized engineering drawings, including pipe drawings, structural steel shapes, welds, gear trains, and more. Hands-on assignments at the end of each short, concise unit offer opportunities to put new knowledge into practice, enabling readers to gain confidence as they develop their print reading skills.

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Editorial Reviews

This text prepares students for careers in industry. It is designed to contain more information than normally required for a traditional program, so that instructors can select units for courses for a particular industry. Early chapters cover information essential to all courses. Later chapters offer specialized lessons in interpreting engineering drawings. Includes two-color illustrations, assignments and worksheets, plus 26 tables of machining data. Standard and metric units are used. This sixth edition features expanded units on drawings for numerical control and on manufacturing materials. Jensen has 27 years of teaching experience in mechanical drafting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827363274
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Series: Blueprint Reading Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jay D. Helsel is Professor Emeritus within the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology at the California University of Pennsylvania. He has worked more than 35 years in education, having served as a professor of applied engineering and technology courses, chairperson of the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, and Vice President for Administration and Finance at California University of Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Bases for Interpreting Engineering Drawings Engineering Drawings Line Styles and Lettering SketchingInformation Shown on Assignment Drawings

Unit 2 Lines Used to Describe the Shape of a Part Title Blocks and Title Strips Drawing to Scale

Unit 3 Circular Features Center Lines Sketching Circles and Arcs

Unit 4 Working Drawings Arrangement of Views Third-Angle Projection Sketching Views in Third-Angle Projection

Unit 5 Dimensioning Dimensioning Straight-Line Features

Unit 6 Inclined Surfaces Measurement of Angles Symmetrical Outlines Machine Slots

Unit 7 Pictorial Sketching Isometric Sketching Oblique Sketching

Unit 8 Machining Symbols Not-To-Scale Dimensions Drawing Revisions Break Lines

Unit 9
Sectional Views Types of
Sections Countersinks, Counterbores, and Spotfaces Inter
Section of Unfinished Surfaces

Unit 10 Chamfers Undercuts Tapers Knurls

Unit 11 One- and Two-View Drawings Multiple-Detail Drawings Functional Drafting

Unit 12 Surface Texture Surface Texture Symbol Surface Texture Ratings Control Requirements

Unit 13 Tolerances and Allowances Definitions Tolerancing Methods

Unit 14 Inch Fits Description of Fits Standard Inch Fits

Unit 15 Metric Fits

Unit 16 Threaded Fasteners Threaded Assemblies Threaded Holes Inch Threads Right- and Left-Handed Threads Metric Threads

Unit 17 Revolved and Removed

Unit 18 Keys Set Screws Flats Bosses and Pads Dimension Origin Symbol Rectangular Coordinate Dimensioning Without Dimension Lines Rectangular Coordinate Dimensioning in Tabular Form

Unit 19 Oblique Surfaces

Unit 20 Primary Auxiliary Views

Unit 21 Secondary Auxiliary Views

Unit 22 Development DrawingsJoints, Seams, and Edges Sheet Metal Sizes Stampings

Unit 23 Arrangement of Views

Unit 24 Piping Piping Drawings Pipe Drawing Symbols

Unit 25 Bearings

Unit 26 Manufacturing Materials Cast Iron Steel Plastics Rubber

Unit 27 Casting Processes Casting Design Cored Castings Machining Lugs Surface Coatings

Unit 28 Chain Dimensioning Base Line (Datum) Dimensioning

Unit 29 Alignment of Parts and Holes Partial Views Naming of Views for Spark Adjuster Drill Sizes

Unit 30 Broken-Out and Partial
Sections Webs in
Section Ribs in
Section Spokes in

Unit 31 Pin Fasteners
Sections Through Shafts, Pins, and Keys Arrangement of Views of Drawing A-85M

Unit 32 Drawings for Numerical Control Dimensioning for Numerical Control Dimensioning for Two-Axis Coordinate System

Unit 33 Assembly Drawings Bill of Material (Item List) Helical Springs

Unit 34 Structural Steel Shapes Phantom Outlines Conical Washers

Unit 35 Welding Drawings Welding Symbols Fillet Welds

Unit 36 Groove Welds Supplementary Symbols

Unit 37 Other Basic Welds Plug and Slot Welds

Unit 38 Gears, Spur Gears

Unit 39 Bevel Gears

Unit 40 Gear Trains

Unit 41 Cams

Unit 42 Antifriction Bearings Retaining Rings O-Ring Seals Clutches Belt Drives

Unit 43 Ratchet Wheels

Unit 44 Modern Engineering Tolerancing Geometric Tolerancing Feature Control Frame Form Tolerances Straightness

Unit 45 Straightness of a Feature Size Feature of Size Definitions Material Condition Symbols Maximum Material Condition (MMC) Regardless of Feature Size (RFS) Least Material Condition (LMC) Straightness of a Feature of Size

Unit 46 Form Tolerances Flatness Circularity Cylindricity

Unit 47 Datums and the Three-Plane Concept Datums for Geometric Tolerancing Three-Plane System Uneven Surfaces Datum Feature Symbol

Unit 48 Orientation Tolerances Orientation Tolerancing for Flat Surfaces

Unit 49 Orientation Tolerancing for Features of Size Internal Cylindrical Features External Cylindrical Features

Unit 50 Datum Targets

Unit 51 Tolerancing of Features by Position Tolerancing Methods Coordinate Tolerancing Advantages of Coordinate Tolerancing Disadvantages of Coordinate Tolerancing Positional Tolerancing Material Condition Basis Positional Tolerancing for Circular Features Advantages of Positional Tolerancing

Unit 52 Selection of Datum Features for Positional Tolerancing

Unit 53 Profile Tolerances Profile of a Line Profile of a Surface

Unit 54 Runout Tolerances Circular Runout Total Runout Establishing Datums

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