Events & Training
Gear Materials: Selection, Metallurgy, Heat Treatment, and Quality Control
February 6-8, 2013 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sheraton Sand Key Hotel, Clearwater Beach, FL
Raymond Drago, Chief Engineer – Gear Technologist, Drive Systems Technology, Inc.
Roy Cunningham, Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Drive Systems Technology, Inc.
Photo credit: Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine
Ideally, the design of an optimum gear set requires the coordinated effort of the gear design engineer, the gear metallurgist and the bearing system engineer. The gear is, after all, part of a larger gearbox system thus it cannot be designed in a vacuum. After the basic requirements of the system are met the system must be “sized” to carry the expected loads. As part of this process, the materials and heat treatment operations to be used for the gears must be selected. In the best case, this is a collaborative effort between the gear design engineer and the gear metallurgist. The presenters have designed gear systems as a collaborative effort, together, for more than 40 years. This seminar is their effort to convey both their experience in the process of working as a team and the expertise they have developed for the complete design of geared systems over these many years.
Some of the topics to be discussed are:
- Initial gear material selection
- Heat treatment processes and their relation to gear performance, cost, reliability and load characteristics
- Engineering drawing development
- Review of the engineering drawing
- Understanding melt processing
- Gear materials
- Comparison of the various carburizing processes and how to optimize the cycle
- Why the metallurgist should review the manufacturing process sequence
- The metallurgical review of the heat treat facility and the laboratory
- Control of the heat treat process during the actual cycle
- Metallurgical heat treat test sample preparation and evaluation techniques
- Final inspection and finishing of the gear
Read the course outline for complete information on the class.
Certificates will be awarded to those who complete this course.
Who should attend this seminar?
- Gear design engineers
- Management involved with the design and manufacture of gearing type components
- Metallurgists and materials engineers
- Laboratory technicians
- Quality assurance engineers
- Furnace design engineers
- Equipment suppliers
AGMA members: $1,895 first registrant, $1,695 additional member registrant from same company
Nonmembers: $2,395 first registrant, $2,195 additional registrant from same company
Please note: This course is taught in English only.
Fees include all educational materials, scheduled meal functions and an opening evening networking reception for this seminar.
All cancellations must be in writing and received by AGMA prior to January 6, 2013. A $200 U.S. processing fee will be assessed for each cancelled registration that results in a refund. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after January 6, 2013. A substitution or transfer fee of $150 when, within 2 weeks of this course, substituting one student for another or moving the current student to another AGMA course.
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Sheraton Sand Key Hotel
1160 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
For reservations call 800-456-7263 and reference "AGMA".
This hotel is located right on the beach. The room rate is $175.00 single/double plus applicable taxes. Includes complimentary parking, fitness center, and complimentary internet in sleeping room.
This rate is in effect until the cut off date of January 4, 2013. After this date, your reservation may be accepted based on availability. If you need assistance please notify Madelaine Morgan, Director of Meetings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closest airport to this location is the Tampa International Airport (TPA) which is 23 miles from the training location.
Shuttle service is available through Super Shuttle.