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Gear Materials, Selection, Metallurgy

February 5-7, 2018 | Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

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Course Description

This course addresses the various types of materials used for gears and the advantages and disadvantages of specific material choices. Heat treatment processes and their relation to gear performance, cost, reliability, and load characteristics are examined as well as best practice for engineer drawings related to the materials selection process. Learn the roles of the gear design engineer and the gear metallurgist from two instructors (who have worked together for 40 years) and how collaborative efforts can provide better outcomes. Discover how both the gear design engineer and the gear metallurgist can better grasp their related, critical roles in the exciting world of gear processing, heat treatment, and inspection.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, you will be able to:

·         Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various gear material choices, including steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastics, bronze, and more exotic choices.

·         Explain heat treatment processes and their relation to gear performance, cost, reliability, and load characteristics.

·         Apply best practice for engineer drawings to define and control the material selection process in an unambiguous, clear and complete manner.

·         Identify the five important areas of the engineering drawing the metallurgist should look for.

·         Use the proper nomenclature for gear materials.

·         Describe typical heat treatment processing technique for gear materials.

·         Explain why the metallurgist should review the manufacturing process sequence and list what he should look for.

·         Discuss the types of grinding burns and how to prevent them from occurring.

Who Should Attend

Gear Engineers, gear designers, application engineers, people who are responsible for interpreting gear designs, technicians and managers that want to better understand all aspects of gear design. 

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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.

Hotel Info

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1150 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Room Rate

$188/night

Reserve your room through this link. 

The hotel cut-off date is January 3, 2018.

We cannot guarantee our room rate after this date. 

Pricing

Member Rate

First registrant from company
$1,895
Additional registrants
$1,695

Non-Member Rate

First registrant from company
$2,395
Additional registrants
$2,195

Instructors

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.

Roy Cunningham

Roy  Cunningham is  Senior  Metallurgical Engineer with  Drive  Systems Technology,  Inc. He has spent his career on Materials Engineering  – evaluating and solving materials and processing problems, determining the cause and nature of failed materials, components and systems, and making recommendations on how to prevent similar problems  in the future. He was Senior Manager for the Materials Engineering Dept. of the Boeing Company – Helicopters Division for 34 years.