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Print Reading for Today

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The Need:

Whether on paper or a CAD screen, the primary method of documenting design intent remains the Engineering Drawing. In spite of this, many employees looking at prints do not know how to read and understand these drawings. Industrial prints are an integral part of documenting manufacturing processes. This seminar recognizes the problem and presents this topic in an efficient and appropriate manor for today's industry.

Course Description: (16 Hours)

Blue Print Reading is intended for all personnel who need to understand the meaning of drawings / prints. Emphasis is placed on understanding multi-view relationships, symbology and conventional dimensioning and tolerancing methods. Numerous exercises involving the reading of prints will be utilized throughout. Participants are encouraged to bring their own prints for discussion.



Drawing Conventions

  • Finding your way around on a drawing
  • Drawing Format
  • Revision Block
  • Zones
  • Title Block
  • Linear Tolerances
  • Angular Tolerances
  • Projection Angle
  • Drawing Scale
  • Part Name/Part Number
  • Reading Multi-view Drawings

  • Projections
  • Orthographic projection
  • Third Angle Projection
  • Auxiliary View
  • Section Views
  • Three Dimensional DrawingsOblique sketching

  • Isometric sketching
  • Dimensioning

  • Dimension Lines
  • Leader Lines
  • Extension Lines
  • Implied dimensions
  • Linear Dimensions
  • Angular Dimensions
  • Threads

  • Thread Terminology
  • Thread Forms
  • Inch Threads
  • Metric Threads
  • Standard Features

  • Slots and groves
  • Reference Dimensions
  • Holes
  • Counterbores
  • Spotface
  • Countersink
  • Tapers
  • Surface Texture
  • Radii
  • Keyseats and Keyways
  • Features of size
  • Patterns of features
  • Tolerances

  • Methods of tolerancing
  • Plus/Minus
  • Limit Dimensioning
  • Tolerance Accumulation
  • Brief History of Engineering Drawings
  • Welding Symbols

  • Types of Welds
  • Types of Joints
  • Basic Weld Symbols
  • Supplementary Weld Symbols
  • Sample Prints

  • Molded Plastic
  • Machined
  • Cast
  • Stamped
  • Powder metal
  • Additional Information:

    Free phone and email consultation is available following the course

    All courses are taught in accordance with the ASME/ANSI unless requested otherwise

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