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Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 14. Weldment Drawings

Chapter Objectives

• Understand how to design and draw weldments

• Learn about fillet and groove welds

• Learn how to create weld symbols

Introduction

Weldments are assemblies made from several smaller parts that have been welded together. Weldments are often less expensive to manufacture because they save extensive machining time or replace expensive castings.

weldment: An assembly made from several smaller parts that have been welded together.

Fillet Welds

Figure 14-1 shows a simple weldment. It was created from two 0.375-in. thick plates and joined by a fillet weld. The base plate is 2.00 × 4.00 in., and the vertical plate is 1.25 × 4.00 in. Both parts are made from low-carbon steel.

Figure 14-1

fillet weld: ...

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