Operator Hobbing and Shaper Cutting

August 12 – 13, 2024

AGMA National Training Center, Chicago, IL

Course Description

Format: In-person Course

Where: Chicago, IL

Date: August 12-13, 2024

  • Monday, August 12 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 13 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Reg. Deadline: August 5, 2024

Basic Gear Inspection for Operators

This course will provide a solid foundation for anyone going into gear inspection. Learn the common, current and basics of the tools and techniques used to measure and inspect gears. Understand the four main categories by which a gear is evaluated and classified. Gain proficiency in understanding gear quality by learning the numerical scale on which gear design, manufacture and inspection are based, and more.

The Operator Level courses are made possible through the generous support of the AGMA Foundation. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in educating the industry! 

This course is taught at the AGMA National Training Center. A shuttle bus is available each day to transport students to and from the hotel.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 1.3 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify gear blank inaccuracies.
  • Establish proper machine set-up procedures/best practices. 
  • Define gear tooth element nomenclature. 
  • Identify gear tooth errors resulting from hobber/shaper machine set-up inaccuracies, as well as cutter sharpening inaccuracies. 
  • Interpret gear inspection charts for AGMA quality level.

Who Should Attend

Entry level & existing hobbing and shaper machine operators, hobbing / shaping supervisors, hobbing / shaping process engineers.

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 education@agma.org for a complimentary promo code to receive member pricing on this course.

Registration Rates

Member Rates

First Registrant per Member Company


Additional Registrant per Member Company



First Registrant per Non-Member Company


Additional Registrant per Non-Member Company


Hotel Information

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport
6624 S. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

You can book your room at the discounted rate of $— per night. The hotel cutoff date is July—, 2024.

This course is taught at the AGMA National Training Center at 7500 S. Pulaski Rd. Building 300, Chicago, IL 60652.

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Peter Grossi

Peter Grossi has been involved in gear manufacturing since 1977. He has more than 13 years of experience in gear cutting machine operations, including Large Gear hobbers, Fellows Shapers, and Gleason Straight & Spiral Bevel Gear cutting machines. Grossi also has more than 26 years of experience in gear manufacturing management, including supervision of gear cutting machine operations, gear grinding machine operations, & quality assurance. He has worked with a variety of companies in the industry, including: Brad Foote Gear Works, Arrow Gear Co. Philadelphia Gear Corp, and AGMA.

COVID-19 On Site Safety

AGMA is committed to the safety of all participants, instructors, and staff. Below are the guidelines that will be followed for all in-person 2022 events.

  • Wearing masks indoors when not eating or drinking is not required but recommended.
    For locations that require masks: please follow local or state guidelines.
  • Vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is not required but recommended.
    Every effort is being made to allow for social distancing during the conference. Please follow guidance on site.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided on site. Frequent hand washing on site is recommended.
  • Frequent cleaning and food safety measures are in place at the venue.
  • If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or had recent exposure to COVID-19 prior to the start of the event, please do not attend.
  • AGMA will make COVID-19 Rapid Tests available on site should you experience symptoms while the event is taking place.

Each participant will also be required to sign the AGMA Student Commitment to Safety Agreement. 

AGMA Safety Guidelines

AGMA Student Commitment to Safety Agreement

Photo Release

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Cancellation and Payment Policy

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