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At Gear Expo: How to Read and Interpret a Gear Inspection Report

October 26, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Course Description

Thursday, October 26 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This education event will be held in conjunction with Gear Expo. Registration for this event must be made through the Gear Expo website. Each full registrant will receive a free pass to the Show Floor.

 

This presentation intends to provide you with a thorough understanding of the information contained within a typical gear inspection report. Specifically, we will look at the contents and meaning of the information contained within the gear charts, as well as the techniques used by the gear measurement system to assess gear quality. An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will be covered. We will also discuss how to interpret the results and what corrective actions may be considered if the quality of a particular gear is unsatisfactory.

Hotel Info

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Driving Directions

Room Rate

Rooms have been reserved for Gear Expo 2017 at the following venues:

  • Hilton Columbus Downtown
  • Hyatt Regency Columbus
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus Downtown

Full information on hotels for this event is available on the Gear Expo website.

Pricing

Member Rate

Early Bird (before Sept. 22)
$295
Regular
$350

Non-Member Rate

Early Bird (before Sept. 22)
$395
Regular
$450

Instructors

William “Mark” McVea, PhD, P.E.

Dr. William Mark McVea, P.E., is currently President and Principal Engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles. His experience includes positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry. Chief Technology Officer for an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry; Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology; adjunct professor at Purdue University in their Automotive Sciences Department; and was manager of the CAE group within a tier-one powertrain supplier to global automotive markets, a consulting engineer in vehicle dynamics, and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles as well. In addition, he has extensive publication on transmission systems, automated design assistant systems, knoweldge systems and knowledge based engineering in general. He also holds or is listed as co-inventor on numerous patents related to mechanical power transmissions. Mark holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a PhD in Design Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.