This well-respected, introductory welding book contains coverage of the latest codes, materials, and processes necessary to become proficient in an ever more complex industry. The technology of welding is growing and the book's focus on arc welding processes and the use of steel in construction reflect those changes-while continuing to provide a comprehensive coverage of basic principles and theory. Contains content on hybrid welding and stir friction welding; background concepts and basic welding techniques; the latest standards, codes, and specifications provided by the AWS; the most recent information on the use of high strength metals, laser welding, and arc and oxyacetylene welding; specifications for filler materials, electrodes, brazing fluxes, etc.; computer-aided welding processes; the latest information on the training of welding personnel; and welding power sources. For any welding-related occupations, especially welding inspectors, technicians, or engineers.