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Welding For Dummies


Welding For Dummies


2. Aufl.

von: Steven Robert Farnsworth

16,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 11.11.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119849650
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 384

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<p><b>Every critical welding technique and process distilled into a&nbsp;one-stop, accessible resource&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Safe and effective welding&nbsp;might seem like&nbsp;a pipe dream if you&rsquo;re just getting started. But with a little help from&nbsp;<i>Welding For Dummies</i>&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll be&nbsp;a&nbsp;&ldquo;golden arm&rdquo;&nbsp;in no time.&nbsp;This guide will&nbsp;give you techniques you need to get a handle on material evaluation, clean-up, and every step in between.&nbsp;</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find practical advice on every popular kind of welding, including stick, tig, mig, fluxcore, and even oxyfuel cutting. You&rsquo;ll also get tips on the ideal welding techniques to choose for specific projects.&nbsp;The book shows you how to:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Find&nbsp;the required training for welding certifications&nbsp;</li> <li>Use brand-new welding technologies, including laser techniques&nbsp;</li> <li>Practice critical welding techniques you can use in your own hobby shop&nbsp;while staying safe&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re looking for some help&nbsp;to further your do-it-yourself projects at home or&nbsp;you&rsquo;re just getting started with a traditional welding educational program and you need a&nbsp;useful&nbsp;supplementary&nbsp;resource,&nbsp;<i>Welding For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is an irreplaceable reference&nbsp;that&nbsp;helps make a challenging trade accessible to everyone.&nbsp;</p>
<p><b>Introduction 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Conventions Used in This Book 2</p> <p>What You&rsquo;re Not to Read 2</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 3</p> <p>How This Book Is Organized 3</p> <p>Part 1: Understanding Welding Basics 3</p> <p>Part 2: Welding on a Budget: Stick and Tig Welding 4</p> <p>Part 3: Discovering Mig Welding 4</p> <p>Part 4: Getting Fancy: Plasma Cutting, Oxyfuel Cutting, and Other Processes 4</p> <p>Part 5: Putting Welding into Action with Projects and Repairs 4</p> <p>Part 6: The Part of Tens 5</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 5</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 5</p> <p><b>Part 1: Understanding Welding Basics&nbsp;7</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Diving Into the World of Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>9</b></p> <p>If You Can&rsquo;t Beat &rsquo;Em, Join &rsquo;Em: Understanding Why Welding Matters 10</p> <p>Fabricating metal products 10</p> <p>Repairing metal pieces or products 11</p> <p>Getting Familiar with Metals 12</p> <p>Steel 13</p> <p>Stainless steel 13</p> <p>Aluminum 14</p> <p>Taking the Time to Understand Welding Safety 14</p> <p>Exploring Welding Methods 15</p> <p>Stick welding 15</p> <p>Mig welding 16</p> <p>Tig welding 17</p> <p>Other welding methods 18</p> <p>Looking at the Future of Welding 18</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Considering Commonly Welded Metals</b>&nbsp;<b>19</b></p> <p>Steeling Yourself for Using Steel 20</p> <p>Getting a handle on forms of steel 20</p> <p>Knowing when steel is appropriate 21</p> <p>Preparing steel for welding 23</p> <p>Exploring steel welding methods 26</p> <p>Going with Stainless Steel 27</p> <p>Understanding the differences between steel and stainless steel 27</p> <p>Deciding when to use stainless steel 27</p> <p>Looking at stainless steel welding methods 28</p> <p>Working with Aluminum 29</p> <p>Perusing the properties of aluminum 29</p> <p>Eyeing aluminum welding techniques 30</p> <p>Considering Other Metals 30</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Setting Your Sights on Welding Safety</b>&nbsp;<b>33</b></p> <p>Gearing Up to Protect Yourself 34</p> <p>Choosing eye protection 34</p> <p>Keeping the right fire extinguisher on hand 36</p> <p>Wearing protective clothing 38</p> <p>Watching health hazards: Using a respirator and Material Safety Data Sheets 39</p> <p>Observing Basic Safety Rules 40</p> <p>Keeping your work space clean 41</p> <p>Checking for leaks 42</p> <p>Getting the ventilation right 42</p> <p>Storing flammable liquids and gases 43</p> <p>Knowing your surroundings 44</p> <p>Protecting yourself from electric shock 45</p> <p>Shielding yourself from burns 46</p> <p>Maintaining your equipment 47</p> <p>Being Prepared for Injuries and Accidents 48</p> <p>Equipping your first-aid kit 48</p> <p>Knowing how to handle injuries 49</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Welding Shop&nbsp;53</b></p> <p>Choosing a Location 54</p> <p>Deciding how much space you need 54</p> <p>Contemplating indoor versus outdoor 55</p> <p>Equipping Your Welding Shop 56</p> <p>Making sure you have the basic hand tools 58</p> <p>Choosing a welding table 60</p> <p>Selecting your welding machine 61</p> <p>Considering a few accessories for your welding shop 67</p> <p><b>Part 2: Welding on a Budget: Stick and Tig Welding&nbsp;71</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Getting on the Stick: Understanding Stick Welding&nbsp;73</b></p> <p>Looking at the Pros and Cons of Stick Welding 74</p> <p>Understanding the Factors That Influence Stick Welding 75</p> <p>Getting Familiar with Stick Welding Equipment 76</p> <p>Discovering the differences among stick welding machines 76</p> <p>Setting up your stick welding machine 80</p> <p>Nailing down the basics of stick welding&rsquo;s electrodes 80</p> <p>Choosing tools and supplies every stick welder needs 81</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Getting to Work with Stick Welding&nbsp;85</b></p> <p>Preparing to Stick Weld 86</p> <p>Setting up your work area 86</p> <p>Understanding stick welding electrodes 87</p> <p>Setting the Machine 90</p> <p>Choosing polarity 91</p> <p>Setting the amperage 91</p> <p>Preparing to weld 92</p> <p>Striking and Maintaining an Arc 93</p> <p>Assume the Position: Stick Welding in All Positions 95</p> <p>Welding on a flat surface 96</p> <p>Going vertical 97</p> <p>Exploring horizontal welding 101</p> <p>Reaching overhead 102</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: To Tig or Not To Tig: Understanding Tig Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>105</b></p> <p>Taking a Closer Look at Tig Welding Components 106</p> <p>Considering the Advantages and Disadvantages of Tig Welding 107</p> <p>Brushing Up on Tig Welding Basics 108</p> <p>Showing your metal: Looking at a few metals for tig welding 108</p> <p>Taking steps to ensure quality welds 109</p> <p>Stocking the Shop: Examining Tig Welding Equipment 110</p> <p>Considering fully equipped tig machines 112</p> <p>Thinking about tig torches 113</p> <p>Selecting and managing shielding gas 113</p> <p>Controlling current and amperage 116</p> <p>Selecting filler metal 117</p> <p>Exploring tungsten electrodes 118</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Trying Out Tig Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>119</b></p> <p>Getting Your Welding Setup Tig-ether 119</p> <p>Taking care of tungsten electrode details 120</p> <p>Making sure your shielding gas is set up correctly 122</p> <p>Figuring out your tig filler rods 122</p> <p>Matching Materials and Settings 123</p> <p>Getting a Handle on Using Your Tig Torch 125</p> <p>Choosing an electrical current and striking the arc 125</p> <p>Get a grip: Holding your tig torch correctly 127</p> <p>Giving Tig Welding a Try 127</p> <p>Tackling the first weld 128</p> <p>Trying a butt joint 129</p> <p>Welding a lap joint 130</p> <p>Making a T joint 131</p> <p><b>Part 3: Discovering Mig Welding&nbsp;133</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Understanding the ABCs of Mig Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>135</b></p> <p>Understanding How Mig Welding Works 136</p> <p>Considering Mig Welding&rsquo;s Advantages and Limitations 138</p> <p>Bringing Out the Big Guns (And Other Mig Welding Equipment) 140</p> <p>Mig welding machines 140</p> <p>Mig welding guns 141</p> <p>Electrode wire feeders 141</p> <p>Sifting Through Shielding Gases for Mig Welding 142</p> <p>Taking a Look at Electrode Wire 144</p> <p>Adjusting Mig Equipment to Suit Your Mig Welding Project 147</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Practicing Mig Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>149</b></p> <p>Preparing to Mig Weld 149</p> <p>Getting the equipment ready 150</p> <p>Setting the wire feed speed and voltage 152</p> <p>Settings for flux-cored arc welding 153</p> <p>Settings for aluminum MIG welding 154</p> <p>Trying Out Mig Welding 155</p> <p>Making vertical mig welds 158</p> <p>Joining pieces of sheet metal 159</p> <p>Watching Out for Common Mig Welding Defects 160</p> <p><b>Part 4: Getting Fancy: Plasma Cutting, Oxyfuel Cutting, and Other Processes&nbsp;161</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Examining Plasma and Oxyfuel Cutting</b>&nbsp;<b>163</b></p> <p>Understanding Plasma Arc Cutting 163</p> <p>Identifying some good materials for plasma cutting 164</p> <p>Taking a look at plasma cutting&rsquo;s advantages and disadvantages 165</p> <p>Perusing and Preparing Plasma Arc Cutting Equipment 166</p> <p>Getting a handle on plasma cutting equipment 166</p> <p>Setting the equipment up properly 168</p> <p>Exploring Oxyfuel Cutting Basics 169</p> <p>Considering what you can (and can&rsquo;t) cut with oxyfuel 169</p> <p>Looking at the pros and cons of oxyfuel cutting 170</p> <p>Checking Out and Setting Up Oxyfuel Cutting Equipment 170</p> <p>Examining oxyfuel cutting equipment 171</p> <p>Deciding among different gas cylinder sizes 174</p> <p>Setting up oxyfuel cutting equipment 174</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Ready, Set, Cut! Trying Out Plasma Arc Cutting and Oxyfuel Cutting</b>&nbsp;<b>177</b></p> <p>Exploring Plasma Arc Cutting 178</p> <p>Slicing a straight line 179</p> <p>Cutting a circle 180</p> <p>Creating a bevel 181</p> <p>Practicing Oxyfuel Cutting 182</p> <p>Lighting the torch 183</p> <p>Making a straight cut 185</p> <p>Cutting out a circle 186</p> <p>Taking on a beveled edge 187</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Exploring Special Weld Processes</b>&nbsp;<b>189</b></p> <p>Working Through the Basics of Welding with Gas 189</p> <p>Taking a gander at gas cylinders 190</p> <p>Looking at more gas welding equipment 191</p> <p>Getting to work with gas welding 193</p> <p>Discovering Brazing (Braze Welding) 197</p> <p>Keeping a few brazing rules in mind 197</p> <p>Giving brazing a try 198</p> <p>Finding Out about Fusion Welding 200</p> <p>Soldering On: Exploring Soldering 201</p> <p>Following the rules of soldering 202</p> <p>Understanding the two types of soldering 204</p> <p>Trying the soldering process 204</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Exploring Pipe Welding</b>&nbsp;<b>207</b></p> <p>Delving into the Different Kinds of Pipe 208</p> <p>Getting Down to Welding Steel Pipes 208</p> <p>Getting set up and preparing the pipe 209</p> <p>Making the tacks 211</p> <p>Welding the pipes 213</p> <p>Trying some other angles 214</p> <p>Peeking at a Few More Types of Pipe Welding Joints 216</p> <p>Keeping an Eye Out for Common Pipe Welding Defects 217</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Working with Cast Iron</b>&nbsp;<b>219</b></p> <p>Casting Light on the Three Most Common Types of Cast Iron 219</p> <p>Gray cast iron 220</p> <p>Malleable cast iron 220</p> <p>Nodular cast iron 221</p> <p>Getting the (Cast) Iron in the Fire: Welding Gray Cast Iron 223</p> <p>Stick welding cast iron 223</p> <p>Oxyfuel welding cast iron 226</p> <p>Mig welding cast iron 228</p> <p><b>Part 5: Putting Welding into Action with Projects and Repairs&nbsp;231</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Two Welding Projects to Boost Your Welding Shop&nbsp;233</b></p> <p>Creating a Torch Cart 233</p> <p>Gathering the materials 235</p> <p>Acquiring the right steel pieces 235</p> <p>Measuring and cutting pieces 237</p> <p>Making the welds 238</p> <p>Adding the wheels 242</p> <p>Checking your welds 243</p> <p>Picking out your paint 244</p> <p>Fabricating Your Own Portable Welding Table 244</p> <p>Rounding up your tools 245</p> <p>Picking out the parts 246</p> <p>Assembling the pieces 246</p> <p>Ensuring smooth edges 249</p> <p>Choosing your paint 250</p> <p>Putting on the wheels 250</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Constructing a Campfire Grill&nbsp;251</b></p> <p>Fabricating a Campfire Grill 251</p> <p>Getting your tools in order 252</p> <p>Obtaining the proper steel pieces 253</p> <p>Cutting the steel pieces to length 255</p> <p>Welding the grill 256</p> <p>Picking out your paint 258</p> <p>Seasoning the cooking surface 259</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Fixin&rsquo; to Fix Things: Analyzing and Planning</b>&nbsp;<b>261</b></p> <p>Determining Whether Something Is Fixable 262</p> <p>Planning a Repair Strategy 263</p> <p>Identifying the metal and what it means for the repair 264</p> <p>Deciding which welding process to use for your repair 267</p> <p>Making and following your plan 268</p> <p>Getting Ready to Make Repair Welds 269</p> <p>Preparing your repair piece and work area 270</p> <p>Gathering your equipment and tools 271</p> <p>Selecting filler rods and electrodes 271</p> <p>Considering Cracks 273</p> <p><b>Part 6: The Part of Tens</b>&nbsp;<b>275</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Ten Tools Every Welder Wants&nbsp;277</b></p> <p>4&frac12;-Inch Grinder 278</p> <p>Hacksaw 278</p> <p>Air Compressor 278</p> <p>⅜-Inch Electric Drill 279</p> <p>Wrench Set 280</p> <p>Steel Sawhorses 281</p> <p>Cutoff Saw 281</p> <p>Bench Grinder 283</p> <p>Bottle Jack 284</p> <p>Toolbox 284</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: (Not Quite) Ten Advantages of Being a Certified Welder&nbsp;287</b></p> <p>More Job Opportunities 288</p> <p>Better Pay 289</p> <p>More Chances for Advancement 289</p> <p>Certification that Travels with You 290</p> <p>Ability to Join a National Organization 290</p> <p>Qualification in Specific Areas of Welding 291</p> <p>Increased Confidence in Your Welding Skills 291</p> <p>Listing in the American Welding Society Database 292</p> <p>A Head Start on Additional Types of Welding Certification 292</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Welding Defects</b>&nbsp;<b>293</b></p> <p>Incomplete Penetration 294</p> <p>Incomplete Fusion 295</p> <p>Undercutting 296</p> <p>Slag Inclusions 296</p> <p>Flux Inclusions 297</p> <p>Porosity 298</p> <p>Cracks 299</p> <p>Warpage 300</p> <p>Spatter 301</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Ten Signs You&rsquo;re Welding Correctly&nbsp;303</b></p> <p>The Weld Is Distributed Equally between Parts 304</p> <p>The Slag or Shielding Material Doesn&rsquo;t Stick to the Weld 304</p> <p>No Holes or Irregularities on the Weld Surface 305</p> <p>The Weld Is Tight 305</p> <p>The Weld Is Leakproof 305</p> <p>The Weld Has Full Penetration 306</p> <p>The Weld Has No Undercutting 306</p> <p>The Weld Has No Overlap 307</p> <p>The Weld Meets Strength Requirements 307</p> <p>You&rsquo;re Safe and Healthy 308</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Ten Maintenance Tips for Your Welding Equipment and Shop</b>&nbsp;<b>309</b></p> <p>Checking on Your Hand Tools 309</p> <p>Taking Care of Power Tools 311</p> <p>Doing Basic Housekeeping in the Shop 312</p> <p>Protecting Your Welding Helmet 312</p> <p>Seeing to Stick Welding Machine Maintenance 313</p> <p>Working on Maintaining Your Mig Welding Machine 314</p> <p>Tuning Up Your Tig Welding Machine 316</p> <p>Taking Care of Your Oxyfuel Equipment 317</p> <p>Keeping Your Air Compressor Working 318</p> <p>Drill Press Maintenance 318</p> <p>Glossary 321</p> <p>Index 341</p>
<p><b>Steven Robert Farnsworth </b>is a certified welding inspector and instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching all methods of welding. He previously served as a welder in the United States Navy.</p>
<p><b>Because welding isn’t just a pipe dream!</b></p> <p>Welding is a challenging, rewarding, and lucrative hobby—and a ton of fun to boot. In <i>Welding For Dummies,</i> you’ll learn the basics of this <i>not-as-hard-as-it-looks</i> craft, from choosing the right metal all the way to understanding common welding techniques. Create your own DIY projects from scratch or make fixes and repairs without spending money on expensive repair people. This one-stop guide is all you need to get your new welding hobby (or career) off the ground! <p><b>Inside…</b> <ul><b><li>Choose the right metal</li> <li>Use the best technique</li> <li>Prepare your shop</li> <li>Keep safe and prevent injury</li> <li>Get great project ideas</li> <li>Repair and fix equipment</li> <li>Build new projects from scratch</li> <li>Apply gorgeous finishes</li></b></ul>

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