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Webinar (Archived)
24 June 2012, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Solving Manufacturing Problems (Part Two)

PRESENTER:  Dwight Smith, Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. Machine Tool Division

Dwight has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, including workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting basic gear training sessions globally since 1989. Smith also serves as chairman of the AGMA Nomenclature Committee and an instructor for the AGMA Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing Course held at Daley College, Chicago, IL.


  • People relatively new to gear manufacturing/inspection 
  • Quality control people as well as manufacturing people will benefit from better understanding how gears are measured and evaluated 
  • Others from quoting, processing and sales also can gain knowledge of inspection reports beyond the "wiggly lines"



Picking up from Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One), this webinar reviews chart interpretation and applies inspection data to understand the causes and cures of manufacturing errors. Many chart examples are used to understand cause and effect.



Attendees will gain knowledge in:

  • Understanding errors from various gear manufacturing processes
    • Hobbing
    • Shaping
    • Shaving
    • Grinding
  • Understanding the relationship between inspection charts and manufacturing kinematics
  • Using inspection chart information to determine the root causes of errors
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