Lead Forensics

Print Reading for Manufacturing

Download PDF January 1, 1900 Vincennes University - Jasper Campus
Center for Technology, Innovation, & Manufacturing (CTIM)
961 College Ave.
Jasper, IN 47546
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST 199 Wednesday, December 27 This registration is closed.
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Event Details

This workshop provides an introduction to reading and interpreting engineering prints and technical drawings used for manufacturing. You will practice what you have learned through multiple realistic hands-on activities.

Topics covered:
- Why we communicate with drawings in manufacturing
- Lines used on prints
- Print sizes
- Title block, including scale, tolerances, and revisions
- Views and visualization
- Section views and their types
- Dimensioning, including placement, angular and circular, and dual dimensioning
- Assembly drawings, including application blocks
- Screw thread representations, including form and class
- Machining specifications, including holes, edges, necks, and undercuts
- Surface texture symbols and specifications


Appropriate For

All manufacturing personnel, including operators, technicians, and supervisors

You Will Learn

- Describe the basic structure and elements of a manufacturing print.
- Describe and identify the types of lines used on prints and the purpose of each.
- Describe and recognize the views typically included on prints.
- Explain how dimensions are indicated on prints.
- Explain the purpose and contents of assembly drawings.
- Recognize and identify symbols included on drawings, including screw threads, holes, and surface finishes.


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