A unique and practical introduction to the basics of Gas Metal Arc Welding is found in this book. Written for beginners, the classroom book presents concepts in digestible chunks and reinforces the content with "Knowledge Checks" interspersed throughout, a wealth of chapter-end review questions, and a variety of welding exercises. Safety is emphasized throughout, especially through "Arc Alert" feature boxes. The accompanying lab manual (available separately) offers the student a variety of additional review exercises, especially focusing on math, measuring, and problem solving. In addition there is an assortment of hands-on welding exercises presented in a competency-based format as well as more challenging hands-on projects. This text-lab book set is ideal for beginning (level 1) students of Gas Metal Arc Welding!