Here is a new edition of the classic text/reference in the area of introductory welding. This unique combination of theory and practice will provide readers with a strong foundation for success in both the field and in further study of welding, metallurgy, manufacturing design, and more. KEY FEATURES OF THI EDITION: A new section on underwater cutting. Chgapter 1, "Surveying the Welding Industry," has been updated and rewritten. New and revised American Welding Society definitions have been added. Water jet cutting and automatic shape cutting have been expanded. Robotic welding and computer control systems have been updated to reflect the latest technology. New coverage of packaging filler materials. Computer Aided Design and its use in finite element analysis has been added at an elementary level. New reference section reflect the latest industry specifications. New and replacement illustrations provide a more modern look.Cary, Howard B. is the author of 'MODERN WELDING TECHNOLOGY', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130309136 and ISBN 0130309133.