Weld Like A Pro: Beginning To Advanced Techniques by Gerald UttrachiWeld Like A Pro: Beginning To Advanced Techniques by Gerald Uttrachi

Weld Like A Pro: Beginning To Advanced Techniques

byGerald Uttrachi

Paperback | June 1, 2015

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Welding is an art and skill that's essential for automotive fabrication, repair, and vehicle upgrades. It is also an important skill for countless household projects and industries. Some books show basic welding techniques with steel and cast iron. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill introductory welding book.

In this revised edition of the previous title,Advanced Automotive Welding, Jerry Uttrachi, past president of the American Welding Society, shows you how to perform basic welding procedures with steel and cast iron. He also reveals advanced welding techniques and the use of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, stainless steel, and other specialty materials. Projects and techniques focus on automotive applications but they can also be used for welding a bicycle frame, a steel grill, and other everyday fixes.

TIG, oxyacetylene, arc, and wire-feed welding processes are detailed, with special coverage on stick and MIG processes. Welding butt and V-joints is explained as well as welding more complex joints, including J- and U-joints. Step-by-step instruction gives you the necessary information to tackle and complete almost any welding job. Popular automotive projects, such as welding an electric fuel pump into an aluminum tank, repairing chrome-moly suspension arms, and welding in floorpans are thoroughly covered. And when it comes to repairing household items, specific projects such as repairing and modifying the steel tubing on an exercise machine, repairing the frame for a decorative bench, and more are covered.

Whether you're new to welding, a veteran weldor working with special materials, or involved in a special project, you will find indispensible information within the pages of this book.
This book is a 2015 International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC) Silver Medal Winner.

Jerry Uttrachi has served as vice president of the American Welding Society. He is an avid car guy and has built his own '34 Ford hot rod. He is president of WA Technology, LLC. Uttrachi holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a master of science degree in management from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Title:Weld Like A Pro: Beginning To Advanced TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:June 1, 2015Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613252218

ISBN - 13:9781613252215

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tips & tricks for great welding This a great book, put together in easily understood format. Lots of great tips and tricks to Weld Like a Pro!
Date published: 2015-08-09

Table of Contents




Chapter 1:

Welding Processes and Equipment 

Oxyacetylene Welding 

TIG Welding 

Stick Welding 

MIG Welding 

Oxyfuel Cutting 

Plasma Cutting 


Chapter 2:

Joint Types 

Butt Joints 

Tubular Structural Joints 

Weld Types 


Chapter 3:

Oxyacetylene Welding 


Purchasing Oxyfuel Equipment 

Projects and Applications 

Project: Welding Plate Practice 

Project: Welding Pipe Practice 

Application: Oxyacetylene Welding Cast Iron 


Chapter 4:

TIG Welding 

Power Options 

Torch Position 


Purchasing TIG Equipment 

Selecting TIG Rod 

Stiffness versus Diameter 

Heat-Affected Zone 

Projects and Applications 

Project: Making a Taillight Bracket 

Application: Tubing Intersections 

Application: Stainless-Steel Gas Tanks 

Project: Making a Stainless Exhaust System 

Application: Exhaust System 

Project: Repairing Aluminum Cylinder Heads 

Application: TIG Welding Titanium 

Application: TIG Welding Magnesium 


Chapter 5:

Stick Welding 69

Electrodes 70

Equipment 70

Purchasing Stick Power 72

Filler Metals 72

Learning Stick Welding 74



Chapter 6:

MIG Welding 

Process Variations 

Cored Wires 

Gun Position 

What Melts a MIG Wire? 

Wire Stickout Effect on Penetration 


Standard Power Systems

Purchasing a MIG System

Wire and Gas Selection 

Projects and Applications 

Application: Creating an Automatic Gate Latch 

Project: Welding a Hydroformed Frame 

Project: Fabricating a Seat Support 

Project: Repairing a Decorative Bench 

Project: Mending a Weather Vane 

Application: Subframe Connector 

Application: NASCAR Stock Car Chassis 

Application: Street Rod Roll Bar 

Project: Modifying an Exercise Machine 

Project: Adding a Pull-Up Device to an Exercise Machine 

Project: Building a Trailer Hitch 

Application: Spot Welds 

Application: Triumph TR3 Floorpan Installation 

Application: Street Rod and Race Car Tubing 

Application: TCI MIG Welds 

Application: Rear Quarter Panel Replacement 


Chapter 7:

Advanced Materials and Metallurgical Processes 

High-Strength Steels 

Alloys in Steel 

Metallurgical Property Tests 

Weld Defects 

Project: Arc Straightening 



Further Reading 

Source Guide