Being able to read and understand, as well as sketch, or even draw a blueprint, is important to the making of accurate parts and complete fabrications.
Blueprints are tools that communicate what needs to be built or made, what materials are needed and what specifications are required. They insure that a design is made with complete accuracy what meets the needs of the customer.
This book is an updated version of the originally authored publication by the Department of Engineering and Drafting Technology Department at Linn-Benton Community College, in Albany Oregon.
Subject areas include use of layout and fabrication tools, structural steel connections and components, chalk line layout, tank layout, ladder layout, stair layout, ring-flange layout, pipefitting fit-up, fall-protection, and rigging.
This booklet will lay out step by step procedures and how they can aid a crafts-person to build templates to build both simple and complicated fabricated parts. Types of materials that can be used with these templates is a combination of flat sheet and round tube our pipe.In order to be successful in the use of this booklet you need to have a good understanding of basic blueprint reading skills, industrial math skill and also basic geometry. Couple this with welding and fabrication skills you can produce a wide variety of fabrications and weldments. This booklet will start off with simple flat patterns and work in to more complex templates for pipe.