Wednesday, October 25 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Reverse engineering a gear system is a not too unusual task and in many, but not all, cases the process goes well, thus it is easy to become complacent. It is important, however, to fully understand the process and the best practice procedure for reverse engineering a gear system. Failure to fully follow best practice can result, at best, in an unhappy gear user, but in the worst case it can lead to very expensive, time consuming and reputation damaging litigation. We will discuss the basic types of reverse engineering. The need for understanding the operation of the system in which the gears will be used, the conditions that led to the need for the project and especially, the specific nature of the failure that occurred, if that is the reason for the project, are key, often ignored, elements of the process.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Rooms have been reserved for Gear Expo 2017 at the following venues:
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.