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Gear Manufacturing and Inspection

January 29-31, 2019 | Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown, Fort Worth, Texas

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Course Description

Discover key factors in the inspection process that lead to better design of gears. Develop a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears. Interpret how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process.

This course also includes a tour of Integrated Machinery Solutions. 

Class hours are from 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Identify methods of manufacturing external and internal spur, single and double helical, and bevel and worm gears
  • Describe the methodology and underlying theory for basic manufacture and inspection of each.
  • Discuss the “features” associated with each manufacturing method with regard to their impact upon and their ability to refine, guide and optimize the design process.
  • Take two views of the same results: meeting a “specification” and determining acceptability for a specific application, and interpreting the inspection data for purposes other than simply determining accept/reject status.
  • Specify the data required to control both the manufacturing and inspection processes on an engineering drawing. This includes both the data to be defined and the presentation of the data on the engineering drawing.
  • Discuss the basics of a variety of destructive and nondestructive inspection tests, including their underlying theory, application techniques and, most importantly, interpretation of the resultant data.

Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Who Should Attend

Gear design engineers; management involved with design, maintenance, customer service, and sales.

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Cancellation and Payment Policy

Payment must accompany this form. All cancellations must be in writing and received by AGMA 14 days prior to the class start.  A $200 U.S. processing fee will be assessed for each cancelled registration that results in a refund after the 14-day period. A substitution or schedule change fee of $50 when substituting one student for another or moving the current student to another AGMA course after the 14-day period. A 50% refund will be issued if cancellation occurs on or after the class start date.

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Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown
1111 W. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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Raymond J. Drago, P.E.

Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. (DST), a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Prior to this, Mr. Drago worked for the Boeing Company – Helicopters Division until his retirement after 37 years of service. Currently Mr. Drago is involved in the analysis, design, manufacture, assembly, and testing of many gear systems. In his role with DST, Mr. Drago is active in all areas of mechanical power transmission, including the design and analysis of drive systems in a very diverse field of application from heart pumps to very large mining & mill gears. He has also prepared and delivered more than 150 seminars dealing with various aspects of gear design and analysis.