Blueprint Reading for Machinists
with CEU Certificate*
The Blueprint Reading for Machinists course is a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in manufacturing. This is the 'short course' of 'need to know' information for blueprint reading in machine trades. Beginning with the background of blueprints, looking at the types of lines used on a drawing, and how parts are shown in different views. Dimensioning and Tolerancing are explained, as well as an introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
This course is intended as an introduction to understanding blueprints and being able to visualize and understand the intent of the designer or draftsman as presented in a blueprint. The first step in making quality parts or assemblies is interpreting the drawing correctly and applying the given information to the final product.
Completing this course will enhance the learner's ability to gain employment in a manufacturing/machining area and/or increase their chances of advancement in related areas.
All materials required for the Blueprint Reading for Machinists course are contained within the course. A student may utilize drawings found in their workplace as reference to concepts presented in the course.
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Lesson One - Intro to Blueprint ReadingThe background of drawings, the standards used to create drawings, some of the basics of any drawing, and units of measurement.
Lesson Two - LinesThe five main types of lines that are used in drawings, other types of lines commonly found in a blueprint, and examples of all types of lines.
Lesson Three - ViewsThe shape and complexity of a part or assembly will determine the number and types of views on a blueprint. This lesson will address the different views commonly found on a blueprint, with examples of their use and descriptions.
Lesson Four - Dimensioning & TolerancingAll parts have size features and limitations to those features. This unit details various methods of indicating a feature size and the importance of creating limits for feature sizes.
Lesson Five - Geometric Dimensioning & TolerancingThis is an introduction to a higher level of dimensioning and tolerancing becoming more prevalent with the greater demand for consistent quality parts manufactured world-wide.