Gear Manufacturing and Inspection

May 7 – 9, 2024

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown, Wilmington, Delaware

Course Description

Format: In-person Course

Where: Wilmington, DE

Date: May 7-9, 2024

  • Tuesday, May 7 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 8 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 9 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Reg. Deadline: April 30, 2024

Gear Manufacturing & Inspection: Methods, Practices, Application, & Interpretation for the Design Engineer

While function and rating are important factors in a successful gear design, to be truly optimal and successful, the gear designer must also design the gears to be manufactured and inspected. In this course, therefore, we will address key factors in a wide variety of manufacturing and inspection processes to enable the gear designer to better design optimal gears considering both rating and the necessary manufacturing and inspection processes to produce the gears as designed. We will also help the designer to understand how to interpret inspection data so that they can ensure that the gears meet the design. To be clear, this is not a course in how to operate the various machines. Rather it addresses the design provisions that are required to allow the gears to be optimally manufactured and inspected. The learner will develop a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears, as well as interpret how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process.

This course includes a tour of the Chalmers & Kubek facility in Philadelphia, PA. Transportation will be provided.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

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

Learning Objectives

  • Identify methods of manufacturing external and internal spur, single and double helical, and bevel and worm gears
  • Describe the methodology and underlying theory for basic manufacture and inspection of each.
  • Discuss the “features” associated with each manufacturing method regarding their impact upon and their ability to refine, guide and optimize the design process.
  • Take two views of the same results: meeting a “specification” and determining acceptability for a specific application and interpreting the inspection data for purposes other than simply determining accept/reject status.
  • Specify the data required to control both the manufacturing and inspection processes on an engineering drawing. This includes both the data to be defined and the presentation of the data on the engineering drawing.
  • Discuss the basics of a variety of destructive and nondestructive inspection tests, including their underlying theory, application techniques and, most importantly, interpretation of the resultant data.

Registration Rates

Member Rates

First Registrant per Member Company


Additional Registrant per Member Company


NonMember Rates

First Registrant per Non-member Company


Additional Registrant per Non-member Company


Hotel Information

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown,
422 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19801

You can book your room at the discounted rate of $157-177 per night. The hotel cutoff date is April 14, 2024.

Who Should Attend

Design, manufacturing and quality control engineers involved with design, manufacture and inspection of gears and gearbox 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.
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