Sheet Metal 2nd Edition


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 and reference for students, apprentices, and technicians in the trade. While the tools and technology in the sheet metal trade continue to evolve, basic principles that are fundamental to working with sheet metal remain. Sheet Metal presents basic metalworking principles and builds on this knowledge throughout the book.

The text is written concisely 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.