Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Parts 1 & 2

January 1, 1970

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”


The webinar 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.


Attendees will gain knowledge in:

  • Identifying major gear characteristics measured and methods used
  • Evaluating pitch, profile and helix
  • Using AGMA analysis methods
    • Compare/contrast 2008-A88 with the current standard 2015

You will have 30 days to view the archived webinar.