This updated edition of a classic American Tech textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of layout, cutting, forming, and fabrication of sheet metal. It can serve as a useful training tool as well as a reference for students, apprentices, and technicians in the trade.
While the tools and technology in the sheet metal trade continue to evolve, the basic principles that are fundamental to working with sheet metal remain. Sheet Metal, Second Edition presents basic metalworking principles and builds on this knowledge throughout the book.
The text is coincides with large, two-color illustrations used to emphasize key points. The first six chapters provide an introduction to safety, tools, machinery, materials, and fasteners used in the sheet metal trade. The next six chapters cover cutting, forming, and joining methods.
Chapters 13 through 17 cover basic drafting principles and pattern development. Chapter 18 covers specification, layout, and fabrication of sheet metal used in the building trades. Chapter 19 covers the short method of pattern development.
Hands-on activities provided in each chapter reinforce the concepts introduced in the text, so that after you finish this book you'll have a thorough understanding of sheet metal techniques!