Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation – November 2024

November 7, 2024

Live Online Course, Anywhere

Course Description

Format: Live Online Virtual Training

Date: November 7, 2024

  • Thursday, November 7 – 12:00-4:00pm ET 

Reg. Deadline: October 31, 2024

Registration Rates





Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation

This course is an introduction to the methodology of analytical gear inspection and the evaluation and interpretation of the resulting data. The application of this information to identify and correct manufacturing errors will begin to be explored. Additionally, it 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.

This course is online. A webcam on your computer equipped with a microphone and speakers/headset are required for participation. Space is limited to 20-25 participants per course. Course materials will be mailed in hard copy. Please make sure to indicate your preferred mailing address in the registration process.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 0.3 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify major gear characteristics measured and methods used.
  • Evaluate pitch, profile and helix. Use AGMA ANSI ISO analysis methods.
  • Compare/contrast 2008-A88 with the current standard AGMA ANSI ISO 1328-1-B14.
  • 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.

Who Should Attend

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”.

Are you a member of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)? As an ABMA member, you receive discounts on all programs that AGMA offers. Email AGMA Education at for a complimentary promo code to receive member pricing on this course.


Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith, Vice President with Nidec Machine Tool America, has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting Gear Basic training sessions globally since 1989. Smith serves as chairman of the AGMA Nomenclature Committee and is an instructor for the Basic Gear School for AGMA.

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