Shielded Metal Arc Welding is a write-in text that progresses from basic theory to specialized techniques. It focuses on the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. A unit on welding problems provides solutions that students can use when they encounter an issue. New and expanded content updated for this edition includes fire safety and protection; unclassified electrodes; welding positions; filler metal content; weld penetration; voltage polarity; low hydrogen electrodes; deposit rate; nondestructive testing; destructive testing; and the responsibilities of a welding inspector.
This text prepares students for the Written Knowledge and Workmanship Performance Tests for Module 4 of AWS SENSE Level I – Entry Welder certification.
Write-in format allows students to work at their own pace and instructors to easily monitor student progress and comprehension.
Directions for vertical welding have been expanded to provide more detail, helping students master this process.