Bevel Gear Systems Design – July 2024

July 30 – August 7, 2024

Course Description

Format: Live Online Course

Date: July 30 – August 1 & August 6-8, 2024

  • Tuesday, July 30 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, July 31 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET
  • Thursday, August 1 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, August 7 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET
  • Thursday, August 8 – 12:00pm-4:00pm ET

Reg. Deadline: July 22, 2024

Bevel Gear Systems Design

Learn how to design and apply bevel gears systems from the initial concept through manufacturing and quality control and on to assembly, installation and maintenance. Engage in a practical hands-on guide to the bevel gear design, manufacture, quality control, assembly, installation rating, lubrication and, most especially, application.

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.

Registration Rates

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First Registrant per Non-Member Company


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How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 2.0 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the selection process required to determine which type of bevel gear is best for a particular application.
  • Integrate both the manufacturing and quality control processes in the initial design process.
  • Draw upon how bevel gears are manufactured to design these gears FOR manufacturability and good quality control.
  • Discuss best practices for mounting, assembling and installing bevel gears.
  • Discuss requirements and practices for lubrication and maintenance.
  • Draw upon the relationship between standard rating practices and actual bevel gear tooth stresses as a means of optimum design.
  • Describe in-service lubrication and maintenance required to support long term operation.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians, and others involved in the selection, application and/or design of bevel gear systems.

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.


Raymond J. Drago, P.E.

Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. (DST), a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Mr. Drago also 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 used his 58 years of gear technology experience to prepare and deliver more than 150 Technical Papers and 385 courses dealing with various aspects of gear design and analysis.

I started working at Boeing in 1967 and continued until my retirement in 2004. I started Drive Systems Technology in 1976 as a part time activity while still working at Boeing (with Boeing’s knowledge and approval, under strict guidelines) which eventually grew to the point where I retired early from Boeing in order to pursue DST as a full-time activity.

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