Blueprint Reading

Overview:
Prints are manufacturing instructions and generally contain a drawing, dimensions, and notes. Print Reading is the universal form of communication allowing the engineering department and the manufacturing department to communicate all the information that is needed to manufacture a product. Upon completion of the program, you will have gained a new set of skills for reading engineering prints.

Course Outline:
The Basics of Manufacturing Prints
The Reading of Manufacturing Prints
The Total Manufacturing Print
Views
Dimensions
Tolerances
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Surface Finish
Threads
Machine Terms and Manufacturing Processes
Casting, Forging, and Molded Part Prints
Welding and Sheet Metal Prints
Gears, Splines, and Cams
Types of Manufacturing Prints

Students will be able to:
Form an image of a 3D part in their minds based on a print
Read & understand pertinent manufacturing information from prints
Identify all dimensional and tolerance requirements of parts on the print
Understand common fabrication notes
Interpret industry standard symbols used on prints to communicate requirements

Modes of Teaching and Learning:
Lecture/discussion
Individual work sessions
Group work sessions
Large print review

Textbook:
Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics, 4rd ed., by Charles Gillis, Industrial Press

Who Should Attend:
Machine operators, quality control inspectors, NC programmers, shop supervisors, metal-working
manufacturing personnel, engineers, engineering managers, and other manufacturing professionals
interested in learning how to read blueprints or updating their knowledge in this area.

Course Format
16 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization

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