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Print Reading for Today - Public Seminar

Cost: $795 per person and includes course materials, continental breakfast, hot lunches, breaks, and a pocket guide.

Course Description: Print Reading is intended for all personnel who need to understand the meaning of drawings / prints. Emphasis is placed on understanding multiview 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.

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Course Outline:

  • Drawing conventions
  • Finding your way around on a drawing
  • Reading Multiview Drawings
  • Projections
  • Auxiliary View
  • Section Views
  • Three dimensional drawings
  • Oblique sketching
  • Isometric sketching
  • Dimensioning
  • Dimension, Leader and Extension Lines
  • Implied, Linear and Angular Dimensions
  • Threads
  • Thread terminology
  • Thread Forms
  • Inch and Metric Threads
  • Standard Features
  • Slots and grooves
  • Holes, Counterbores and Countersink
  • Tapers
  • Surface Texture
  • Radii
  • Keyseats and Keyways
  • 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

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