This brand new textbook by one of the leading engineering authors covers basic sheet-metal fabrication and welding engineering principles and applications in one volume - an unrivalled comprehensive coverage that reflects current working and teaching practice. It is fully up-to-date with the latest technical information and best practice and also includes chapters on non-technical but equally essential subjects such as health and safety, personal development and communication of technical information. Roger Timings covers these areas of mechanical engineering and workshop practice in a highly practical and accessible style. Hundreds of illustrations demonstrate the practical application of the procedures described. The text includes worked examples for calculations and key points to aid revision. Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with exercises which can be set as assignemnts. The coverage is based on the SEMTA National Occupational Standards which makes this book applicable to a wide range of courses and ensures it also acts as a vital ongoing reference source in day-to-day working practice. All students, trainees and apprentices at up to and including Level 3 will find this book essential reading, particularly those taking: Level 2 NVQs in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Level 2 NVQs in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering C&G 2800 Certificate and Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering and Technology SEMTA Apprenticeships in Engineering

Key Features

* Welding and fabrication topics presented together in one text, in line with current teaching practice * Fully up-to-date with the latest specifications for fabrication & welding course units for all the most popular qualifications * Written by a leading engineering author


Students taking the Fabrication and Welding units of Level 2 and 3 engineering courses from EAL and City & Guilds. Trainee engineers in industry: Apprenticeships at Level 2, Advanced Apprenticeships at Level 3. Courses: Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ from EAL or C&G (2251); Applying Engineering Principles Progression Award 6983 (the Technical Certificate for the C&G PEO course); Engineering Production 1692; Construction Services – Certificate in Welding 5990; Certificate in Fabrication & Welding Engineering 1681; Introductory Welding Skills 3267; EAL Intermediate Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health and safety 1.1 Health safety and the law 1.2 Employers' responsibilities 1.3 Employees' responsibilities 1.4 Electrical Hazards 1.5 Fire fighting 1.6 Fire precautions and prevention 1.7 Accidents 1.8 First aid 1.9 Personal protection 1.10 Hazards in the workplace 1.11 Manual Lifting 1.12 Mechanical lifting equipment 1.13 Use of lifting equipment 1.14 Accessories for lifting gear 1.15 Useful knots for fibre ropes 1.16 Inspection (lifting equipment) 1.17 Oxy-acetylene welding 1.18 Arc-welding equipment (mains operated) 1.19 Working on site Exercises Chapter 2 Personal development 2.1 Basic relationships 2.2 Relationship with managers, supervisors and instructors 2.3 Attitude and behaviour 2.4 Implementing company policy 2.5 Creating and maintaining effective relationships with others Exercises Chapter 3 Engineering materials and heat treatments 3.1 States of matter 3.2 Properties of materials 3.3 Classification of materials 3.4 Ferrous metals (plain carbon steels) 3.5 Ferrous metals (alloy steels) 3.6 Ferrous metals (cast irons) 3.7 Abbreviations 3.8 Non-ferrous metals and alloys 3.9 The identification of metals 3.10 Non-metals (natural) 3.11 Non-metals (synthetic) 3.12 Forms of supply 3.13 Heat treatment processes (introduction) 3.14 Heat treatment processes (safety) 3.15 The heat treatment of plain carbon steels


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