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Collapse Conditions for Cutting Tools:  Determining Hobbing Feeds and Speeds for Mid-Range Module Gears
Title:  Conditions for Cutting Tools:  Determining Hobbing Feeds and Speeds for Mid-Range Module Gears

Date:  June 15, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

Price:  $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Summary:
This session will discuss the approach used to develop the cutting parameters for certain materials with specific hardness. It will include the starting feed, speed and hob shifting strategy.

Benefits of Attending:   
    Following the presentation attendees will be able to:
  • Develop a strategy for determining the cutting conditions for hobbing
  • Determine the cutting conditions for cutting common materials with a range of hardness
  • Choose different grades of high speed steels for the application

Who should attend?

  • Anyone involved in determining the cutting parameters for hobbing
  • Beginning to intermediate level

Speaker
:  Michael G. Tennutti
                 Gleason Cutting Tools, Inc.

Bio: 
Mike Tennutti is Senior Project Manager at Gleason Cutting Tools. He has almost 50 years experience in the cutting tools and gear industry, and is widely acknowledged as a leading industry expert in the design and application of cutting tools.  Mike received his BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois. He holds two patents, one on hob construction and a second on an inserted-blade cutter assembly. Mike is also an instructor for Gleason and AGMA. He has been involved with AGMA technical committees for close to 20 years and is the recipient of an AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee Award.

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: June 15, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Gear Microgeometry Based Load Distribution Analysis for Gear Noise, Dynamics and Design Assessments
Title:  Gear Microgeometry Based Load Distribution Analysis for Gear Noise, Dynamics and Design Assessments

Date:   May 18, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT

Price:  $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Summary
This webinar will demonstrate techniques for using the gear microgeometry to minimize noise excitations and also to evaluate the gear contact stresses, bending stresses and tribological factors such as film thickness and flash temperature.  The gear pair used in this study is the high speed ratio of the NREL-GRC wind turbine gearbox.  In addition to the load distribution analysis, we shall explore ways of using load distribution analysis to come up with new macrogeometries that perform as well or better than the original design.  Finally, a simple dynamic analysis of the gear set will be performed to observe the response of various natural frequencies to a transmission error excitation.
 
Benefits of Attending:            
Following the presentation attendees will be able to:
  1. Have an appreciation for basic gear noise excitations
  2. Understand gear microgeometry on design parameters such as transmission error and contact stresses
  3. Have an appreciation of a method to evaluate many different gear designs using load distribution results.
  4. Understand how transmission error excites the simple dynamic system of a pair of gears and accompanying drive and load inertias.
  5. Appreciate the effects of microgeometry manufacturing variation on the performance of a given gear design.

Who should attend?
  • Gear Design engineers
  • Gear manufacturing engineers
  • Vibration and noise specialists with a basic understanding of gears

Speaker:  Donald R. Houser                
                 Professor Emeritus
                 Ohio State University
                 Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bio:  
Professor Emeritus Donald Houser is retired from the Faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State where he spent 35 years on the faculty. Dr. Houser is the founder of the Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory (GearLab), an industrial research consortium with 45 participating companies. He has supervised over 120 graduate student theses and has consulted on gearing problems with over 60 companies. Professor Houser has over 150 gearing publications and is author of chapters on gear noise in the Dudley’s Gear Handbook (McGraw Hill, 1991 – out of print) and the Noise and Vibration Handbook (Wiley, 2007). He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and recently received the Darle Dudley award from ASME. He currently is active on the following AGMA technical committees: Helical Gear Rating Committee, Bevel Gearing Committee, and the Sound and Vibration Committee.

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: May 18, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Metallurgy of Gear Materials

Date:  October 4, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT

Price:  $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Summary:
In this webinar Dr. Terry will cover the details of the metallurgy of heat treatment of gear steels and in particular through- hardened/quenched and tempered and carburized gears. The metallurgical mechanisms which develop the properties necessary to carry gear tooth loads will be examined and the load carrying capability of the various material options will be explained. Metallurgical characteristics specific to gear steels will be explored.

Benefits of Attending/learning objectives:
Attendees will learn -
  • Basic heat treatment
  • Heat treatment developing specific properties related to gear teeth
  • Material characteristics required for optimum performance of gears.
Who should attend?
The material will benefit all those whose jobs involve material selection and specification for gears, including design engineers and metallurgists new to the gear industry.

Speaker:
  Dr. Phillip Terry, Chief Metallurgist, Lufkin Industries, Inc.

Bio: 
Phil Terry, Chief Metallurgist for Lufkin Industries, is responsible for the direction of materials technology across the company covering the Power Transmission and Oil Field Divisions in the USA and their various overseas facilities.

He graduated with a degree in Metallurgy from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, and then continued academic research in the field of Fracture Mechanics; he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1972.
He worked for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) on the UK Prototype Fast reactor program and the installation of the first UK Pressurized Water Reactor.

Dr Terry joined Houston based oil field company Cameron at their Leeds UK facility and held several positions: Chief Engineer R&D, Technical Manager and Director of Central Services.  At this time he was also Chair of the Leeds Engineering Initiative NGO and continued to work with TWI and BSI standards development.  He attended the Jesse H Jones Management School at Rice University.

He is a Member of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Professional Engineer, he has presented numerous technical papers and taught courses on metallurgy and material related subjects in Europe, the Middle East and USA.

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: October 04, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Counterfeit Bearings in the Global Supply Chain: What You Need to Know
Title: Counterfeit Bearings in the Global Supply Chain: What You Need to Know

Date:  July 12, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

Price:  $159

Summary:
This session focuses on the serious issues surrounding counterfeiting and the impact of counterfeit bearings on the global supply chain.  ABMA will share how the association and its members are attacking this issue through global awareness campaigns, Customs Education and engaging supply chain partners.  The session will also give a basic overview of fighting counterfeiting from a brand owners perspective.

Benefits of Attending:  

Attendees will learn:
  • The impact of counterfeiting and the magnitude of this issue
  • How counterfeit bearings are impacting the global supply chain
  • General tips for detecting counterfeits such as shipping routes, packaging and others
  • What to do when you discover counterfeit parts
  • What ABMA is doing to attack this issue in the United States and throughout the world
 
Who Should Attend:
 
Anyone with an interest in learning more information about counterfeiting.  
 
Speakers:  
 
Scott Lynch, President ABMA
Clarke Van Dyke, Manager - Sales Analysis/Global Counterfeit Response, Timken
Tim Gifford, VP and General Counsel, SKF USA Inc.
Gus Kontonickas, Project Consultant, NSK Corporation
 
The bearing industry has made eradicating the production and distribution of counterfeit bearings its top global priority.  ABMA has been focused in this area since 2006 as a partner with the World Bearing Association and established a domestic program in 2009.

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Download
Original Course Date: July 12, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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A Review of Economic & Industrial Market Prospects

Price:  $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Date:  November 15, 2011 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Summary
Volatility in financial markets, industrial sectors, politics, commodity prices, and the global scene has made for a confusing and opaque picture as we close out 2011.  While we can’t provide all the answers, we can take a look at the current conditions and try to bring order to make some sense of it. 

Benefits of Attending:
  • Rigorous look at the recent economic developments and where they are headed
  • Check on risks for 2012 – upside and downside
  • Insights and metrics on industrial market trends  
Who should attend?
CEOs, CFOs, Senior Marketing Executives, Business Planners

Speaker:  James P. Meil, Vice President and Chief Economist, Eaton Corporation

Bio:  James P. Meil, Vice President and Chief Economist at Eaton Corporation, has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist for over 20 years. At Eaton Corporation, he is responsible for domestic and international forecasts of economic conditions and for the markets Eaton serves in electrical, hydraulics, aerospace, commercial truck and automotive.  

Meil is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators, Consensus Economics, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal economic surveys as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s “Survey of Professional Forecasters.”

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: November 15, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Charting the Course through Profound Demographic Change

Date: January 19, 2012,  1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Price: $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Summary: 
Join author and expert demographer Kenneth W. Gronbach on an exciting journey into the fascinating world of shifting demographics and how this will affect your company’s workforce. Learn how manufacturing will return to the United States with a vengeance because the United States is the only industrialized nation with a huge young workforce, Generation Y, born 1985 to 2004. He will discuss examples of the changing demography throughout the world.

  • The United States is the only industrialized nation with above replacement level fertility of 2.2 children per couple. 
  • The United States is on the only continent that can both produce and consume within its borders. 
  • The European Union and Eastern Europe have experienced below replacement level fertility for decades and have crippled their labor forces and internal consumer demand. 
  • China has "prevented" 400,000,000 live births in the last three decades because of its ill-fated one child only policy and will not be able to feed itself in ten to fifteen years, let alone be a manufacturing force. 
Demographers are able to forecast markets, societal phenomena, and economics with uncanny accuracy because they count people, not money or things. Ken will provide an understanding of how demography will apply to you and shape your company's future. 

Benefits of attending:
Attendees will:
  • Learn how the shortage of qualified technical labor will ease and eventually disappear in the next five years.
  • Realize why making capital expenditures now can significantly benefit your company over the next 3, 5 and 7 years.
  • Learn what manufacturing sectors will lead the charge in the return from Asia.
  • Be assured of the demographic and economic certainty that America’s best days are ahead, not behind.

Who should attend? 
  • Everyone interested in the future of manufacturing.

Speaker: Kenneth W. Gronbach

Bio: Kenneth W. Gronbach is a gifted author, keynote speaker and a nationally recognized expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. Ken entertains his audiences with his own special brand of wit, humor and clear communication. He makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. 

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: January 19, 2012
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Design and Development Procedure for High-Precision Molded Plastic Gear Transmissions

Date: February 8, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Price: $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site

Summary:
This session will discuss high-precision molded plastic gear transmission design and development. Specifically,

  • Gear types and arrangements for plastics
  • Gear tooth geometry and specifications that produce functional gears for all operating conditions, the entire range of tolerances, and environmental influences on dimensions
  • High-precision gear molding and mold making

Brief Outline

  • Design and engineering
  • Prints and specifications
  • Prototype parts and mold development
  • Measurement and inspection
  • Testing and validation
  • Production molding

Benefits of Attending:
Attendees will gain:

  • Understanding of preferred gear types and arrangements for plastics
  • Calculation equations for determining the full range of dimensional effects from tolerances and environmental influences.
  • Understanding of design and molding influences on dimensional stability.

Who Should Attend?

  • Designers and project managers for plastic gear transmissions
  • Purchasers, customers, or specifiers of plastic gear transmission components
  • Molders or mold makers of plastic gears and housings

Speaker: David Sheridan, Senior Design Engineer, Ticona Engineering Polymers


David Sheridan is senior design engineer at Ticona Engineering Polymers, a business of Celanese Corporation. He has been involved with the design and analysis of plastic parts for over 24 years and plastic gearing for the past 15 years. He is also an active member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association Plastics Gearing Committee.

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: February 08, 2012
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Collapse Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One)
Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One)
 
Date: May 10, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
 
Price: $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site
 
Summary:
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.
 
Benefits of Attending:
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
 
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"
 
Speaker:  Dwight Smith, President of Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc.
 
 
Dwight Smith, President of Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc. has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting the Gear Basic training sessions throughout North America since 1989. Smith serves as chairman of the AGMA handbook committee and is an instructor for the Basic Gear School for AGMA. His company, Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc., represents complementary gear-related equipment manufacturers.
 
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: May 10, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Solving Manufacturing Problems (Part Two)
Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Solving Manufacturing Problems (Part Two)
 
Date: June 7, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
 
Price: $159 per member site / $295 per non-member site
 
Summary:
Picking up from Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One), this webinar 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.
 
Benefits of Attending:
Attendees will gain knowledge in:
  • 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"
 
Speaker:  Dwight Smith, President of Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc.
 
 
Dwight Smith, President of Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc. has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting the Gear Basic training sessions throughout North America since 1989. Smith serves as chairman of the AGMA handbook committee and is an instructor for the Basic Gear School for AGMA. His company, Cole Mfg. Systems, Inc., represents complementary gear-related equipment manufacturers.
 
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: June 07, 2012
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Title: Doing Business with the U.S.Federal Government - Level 101 - The Basics

Date: February 27, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

Summary:
This briefing is intended for gear professionals interested in learning how to discover and pursue business opportunities with the Federal Government.  Participants will learn about basic tools and resources to discover opportunities they may wish to bid on, how to contact government buyers, how to uncover potential opportunities as a subcontractor, the primary types of contracts used by the Federal Government, special “set aside” contracts with limited competition, how to find resources within the Federal Government to assist small businesses (under 500 employees for manufacturing)  and what are some of the likely future trends in Federal Government contracting which may be of interest to gear professionals.  Following the briefing there will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

Benefits of Attending: 
Attendees will learn -
  • How to discover government opportunities they may wish to bid on 
  • How to contact government buyers 
  • How to uncover potential opportunities as a subcontractor
  • The primary types of contracts used by the Federal Government 
  • The special “set aside” contracts with limited competition 
  • How to find resources within the Federal Government to assist small businesses

Who should attend?
Those responsible for sales and business development within your organization who may wish to know more about doing business with the Federal Government.  This is a basic course primarily intended for those who have done little or no business with the Federal Government before but would like to in the future.  

Speaker: Kevin Kesler
Chief - Rolling Stock R&D Division 
Federal Railroad Administration 
Office of Research and Development 
Washington, DC 

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Download
Original Course Date: February 27, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Troubleshooting of Gearboxes
February 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET

The objective of this webinar is to examine the basics for troubleshooting gearbox problems. The presentation will define the main problem areas for gearing and gearboxes including vibration; heat generation; noise alignment; wear on gearing, bearings seals and gearbox casing; lubrication; and then failures. Each set of problems will have causes and possible solutions provided.

Outline:
  • Vibration
  • Temperature
  • Noise
  • Alignment
  • Lubrication
  • Wear

Attendee Takeaways:
  • Following this webinar, attendees will be able to: 
  • Understand the basics of the predictive maintenance techniques available.
  • Identify possible gearbox problems and failures.
  • Provide solutions that will prevent the problems and failures from re-occurring.
  • Identify various failure mechanisms and modes for gearing.
  • Identify the failure mechanisms and modes for bearings, seals and couplings.

Who Should Attend?
Maintenance millwrights and industrial mechanics
Lubricant vendor technical advisors
Gearing manufacturers' service engineers
Gearing manufacturers' design engineers
Mechanical maintenance engineers
Reliability engineers
Bearing and seal manufacturers’ technical support engineers
Repair shop personnel

Speaker:  
Richard Schrama, PE
Tribological Services

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Live Webcast, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: February 19, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Contact Stresses
March 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET

Summary:
This webinar will cover the stresses that result in gear tooth contact, including Hertzian contact stress theory, and point and line contacts.  Professor Schmid will also extend the discussion to cover elliptical contact and the application to gears.  Additionally the webinar will cover the:
  • Strength of gears, including effects of manufacturing process on gear quality index and associated costs; stress cycle factors and other modifications; effect of lubrication regime. 
  • An introduction to bending of gear teeth, the factors that affect stress and strength, and the design approaches to reduce bending stresses. 
  • The nature of fatigue wear, methods to eliminate or reduce fatigue wear (pitting resistance). 
  • Application of lubrication theory to gears. 
  • The AGMA equations and their relationship to Hertzian contact. 

Attendee Takeaways: 
Following this webinar, attendees will be able to -
  • Appreciate the nature of nonconformal contacts, their stresses and benefits of lubrication.
  • Calculate the contact stresses and deformations associated with gear contacts of all kinds.
  • Understand the basic scientific background of the AGMA contact stress equations.

Who Should Attend? 

This is a webinar for design engineers. The presentation will be fairly technical, but will be easily understood by anyone with a technical bachelor's degree.

Presenter: 
Steven R. Schmid, Professor
Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Live Webcast, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download Original Course Date: March 19, 2014

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Live Webcast, Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: March 19, 2014
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Common Gear Material Inspection Methods  
April 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET
Summary:
Gear quality is of utmost importance to a manufacturer.  Presented in this webinar are several commonly used gear inspection methods to ensure the quality of a gear from the raw material through to the final manufactured form.  Discussed are methods of assuring the quality of: raw material (cast or billet), heat treatment (whether forged, quench and tempered, carburized induction hardened or nitrided) and final net shape formation (welding, machining and fine finishing).  Students will be able to assess the accuracy of the current methods used or possibly find newer, less expensive methods for assessing the quality of their gears. 


Attendee Takeaways: 

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Evaluate their current quality control plan’s sufficiency
  • Assess what kinds of tests are necessary to ensure high quality gear manufacture
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of various forms of analysis 

Who Should Attend? 
Any quality engineer, manufacturing engineer, and customer liaison (sales or engineering) would benefit from knowing and understanding the kinds of analysis involved in assuring the quality of their product.

Outline
  • Brief introduction to gear manufacture
    • Explanation of raw material manufacture:
      • Steel- billet, round bar and cast
      • Cast iron- gray, ductile and ADI
      • Forging
    • Explanation of various forms of heat treatment:
      • Quench and temper
      • Carburizing
      • Nitriding (and FNC)
      • Induction and flame hardening
    • Explanation of various processes for final net shape formation
      • Welding
      • Machining
  • Methods of analysis, including an overview of how they work and the kind of information that is yielded:
    • Methods used for raw material evaluation:
      • Tensile testing, C/S combustion analysis, optical emission spectroscopy, metallography, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing
    • Methods used in heat treatment evaluation:
      • Visual inspection, metrology, liquid dye penetrant, magnetic particle inspection, metallography
    • Methods used in final net shape evaluation:
      • Metrology, surface profilometry, grind burn evaluation techniques
  • Costs of the various methods will be compared, their accuracy discussed, the quality of information (whether quantitative, qualitative or pass/fail) and whether the method is destructive will all be discussed.
Speaker:  
Sarah Tedesco
President, Ashford Consulting
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Webinar + CD, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: April 17, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Invitation to participate in the project to revise AGMA 925, 
“Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress”
 

Evaluation of Risk of Micropitting: Activity in ISO and AGMA

Robin Olson, U.S. Delegate for ISO Working Group 15, Sustaining Engineering Manager, Rexnord Gear Group

 

Join us for this special FREE live presentation that will outline a new project within the AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee to revise AGMA 925. Robin has attended many events at the international level and will discuss the work that the committee has done to date and what will be happening within AGMA and at the international level.

AGMA nonmembers will need to sign in as a New User and create an account to register for this free webinar.

The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, "Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress."
 
Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the probability of wear.  It also provides methods for calculating the contact temperature and predicting the probability of scuffing.  As part of the revision, the committee is planning to update these methods and wishes to develop a method for predicting the probability of micropitting.  See below for additional info on micropitting, its causes and it assessment within ISO and AGMA.
 
To enhance AGMA 925's current broad acceptance within the industry, the committee aims to make the revision project a multi-disciplinary effort that includes people from the gear industry, lubrication industry, academic and industrial researchers in tribology, as well as anyone interested in micropitting.
 
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please contact Amir Aboutaleb, Vice President of AGMA Technical Division.
 
Who Should Attend? 
AGMA invites participation from interested individuals and companies who will be affected by ISO/TR 15144-1. 
 
Outline:
What is Micropitting?
• Fatigue surface damage on surface hardened gear teeth
o Occurring in Hertzian contact region
o Operating in boundary lubrication 
o With combined rolling and sliding
• Damage starts in the first 104-106 cycles
• Also called gray staining, frosting, peeling
• Micropitting may arrest after running in
• Concern in wind turbines and high speed gear applications – but can happen in any application
 
Causes of Micropitting
• Gear tooth geometry, macro- and micro-
• Surface roughness
• Lubricant viscosity
• Coefficient of friction
• Load
• Tangential speed
• Oil temperature
• Lubricant additives
 
ISO Assessment of Micropitting
o ISO/TR 15144-1 Calculation of micropitting load capacity of cylindrical spur and helical gears – Part 1: 
Introduction and basic principles
o Calculates a safety factor against micropitting
o Local specific lubricant film thickness > Permissible specific lubricant film thickness
o No recommendation for Sl,min – this is to be set based upon experience and reliability expectations
o Does not predict whether micropitting is progressive
 
Status of ISO/TR 15144-1
• The technical report was recently reaffirmed.  
• Predominantly used in the wind turbine industry.
• An ISO technical report is similar to and AGMA information sheet – informative in nature
• In their meeting in August 2014, ISO TC 60/SC 2/WG 15 voted to start work to convert ISO/TR 15144-1
to an international standard
• An international standard can be specified by certification bodies, customers, and end users
 
AGMA Assessment of Micropitting
• AGMA 925-A03  Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress
o Describes micropitting
o Provides suggestions to avoid micropitting
o Discusses standardized testing to determine lubricants role in resisting micropitting 
o No predictive calculations
 
Status of AGMA 925-A03
• Currently
o This is an AGMA Information Sheet
 
Future
o Must add considerations to evaluate micropitting risk
 • Does the US agree with the use of safety factor to determine risk?  AGMA traditionally only uses 
 service factor when load is the main contributor of failure
• Does the calculation method for specific and permissible film thickness in ISO/TR 15144-1 match 
US experience with industrial gearing?

If you are unable to attend the live presentation or would like a copy of the webinar for future reference AGMA has made it available for $50.
 
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Download
Original Course Date: November 12, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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A registration fee for a Webinar session may be transferred to one future session or archived product with no penalty. Archived products include the CD recording package or download and handouts for any past program.

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Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, we have recorded the popular Detailed Gear Design live course for wider availability. Taught by gear expert, Ray Drago, P.E., students can get the full experience of the course through 15 one-hour segments and supporting training documents. Detailed Gear Design teaches students about gear design and then walks students through carefully crafted "problems" that will demonstrate the practical application of the optimization methods presented in this seminar.

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE.




Watch a sample of the online program "Detailed Gear Design" with Ray Drago


Online Video Training: Detailed Gear Design program
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VIDEO COURSE: Detailed Gear Design

Learn right at your computer – no travel!

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, we have recorded the popular Detailed Gear Design live course for wider availability. Taught by gear expert, Ray Drago, P.E., of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. Students can get the full experience of the course through 15 one-hour segments and supporting training documents. Detailed Gear Design teaches students about gear design and then walks students through carefully crafted "problems" that will demonstrate the practical application of the optimization methods presented in this seminar.

Who Should Take This Course

Gear engineers, gear designers, application engineers, people who are responsible for interpreting gear designs, technicians and managers that want to better understand all aspects of gear design.

The majority of the course material is presented through qualitative descriptions, practical examples, illustrations and demonstrations, which require basic mathematical and engineering skills. However, some familiarity with gear design and application will enhance overall understanding of the material.

Benefits of this Training

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Improve your gear designs
  • Better understand gear rating theory and analysis methods
  • Investigate differences in stress states among various surface durability failure modes
  • Discuss time dependent and time independent failure modes related to tooth design
  • Use computer generated graphics to examine mesh action and tooth interaction
  • Gain new insight into the concepts presented through illustrations and demonstrations

Course Outline - CLICK HERE

AGMA Standards and Information Sheets Relevant to Material in Detailed Gear Design - CLICK HERE

This course is presented in English only.

Please note - You are required to print the 188 page course manual (color recommended) prior to starting the course. You will have only one opportunity to print the course manual.

You will have access to view the video for 60 days on your computer.  You may watch the course as many times as you like during the 60 days.

System Requirements:

Windows

    * Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
    * Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    * 128MB of RAM

Mac OS

    * Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above
    * Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    * 128MB of RAM

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

Formats Available: Streaming
Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 15.00 hours Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Online Video Training: Detailed Gear Design

    Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. Taught by expert gear failure analyst, Robert Errichello, P.E., of GEARTECH, students get the experience of the course through 11 segments consisting of a total of 10 hours of in-depth discussion of gear failure modes and supporting training documents. Gear Failure Analysis teaches students the causes of gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Avoiding gear failure can save thousands of dollars in repair costs!

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE.




    Watch a sample of the online program "Gear Failure Anaysis" with Robert Errichello.


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    Online Video Training: Gear Failure Analysis

    VIDEO COURSE: Gear Failure Analysis


    Learn right at your computer – no travel!

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself,
    CLICK HERE

    Through generous support from the
    AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. Taught by expert gear failure analyst, Robert Errichello, P.E., of GEARTECH, students get the experience of the course through 11 segments consisting of a total of 10 hours of in-depth discussion of gear failure modes and supporting training documents. Gear Failure Analysis teaches students the causes of gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Avoiding gear failure can save thousands of dollars in repair costs!

     

    In AGMA’s Gear Failure Analysis online video training, you will examine the various types of gear failure, such as overload, bending fatigue, Hertzian fatigue, wear, scuffing and cracking. Possible causes of these failures will be presented, along with some suggested ways to avoid them.

     

    Renowned gear instructor, Bob Errichello, uses a variety of tools and methods – lectures, slide presentations and Q&A sessions – to give you a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for gear failure. Errichello, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in structural dynamics.  He has over 40 years of experience, has authored some 60 articles, and is a recipient of AGMA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. 

     

    The video presents a vast amount of knowledge not available elsewhere and is presented in a clear, well organized and easily understood manner.

     


    Who Should Take This Course

    Gear Failure Analysis will help you solve everyday problems whether you are a gear engineer, user, researcher, maintenance technician, lubricant expert, or manager
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    Recommended Preparation for Gear Failure Analysis is the archived AGMA webinar, Metallurgy of Gear Materials, presented by Dr. Phil Terry. This webinar is excellent especially for those with no training in metallurgy. The webinar is available on CD-ROM or download for $159/member and $295/non-member.


    Course Manual

    You will treasure your course manual as a permanent reference and guide for failure analysis. It offers over 100 color photos, dozens of illustrations, a textbook and failure atlas. You will refer to your course manual over and over.

     

    Certificate

    Each student completing the course and successfully completing a short quiz will receive a certificate for completion of 10 hours of advanced training.

    Course Outline - CLICK HERE

    AGMA Standards and Information Sheets Relevant to Material in Gear Failure Analysis - CLICK HERE

    This course is presented in English only.

    Please note - You are required to print the 343 page course manual (color recommended) prior to starting the course. You will have only one opportunity to print the course manual, please have adequate supplies.

    You will have access to view the video for 60 days on your computer.  You may watch the course as many times as you like during the 60 days.


    System Requirements:

    Windows

        * Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
        * Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
        * 128MB of RAM

    Mac OS

        * Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above
        * Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
        * 128MB of RAM

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself,
    CLICK HERE


     
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 10.00 hours Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Online Video Training: Gear Failure Analysis

    The AGMA Workforce Training Series has been developed to assist current new-and mid-level employees of gear manufacturers. The series provides a comprehensive overview of gearing to enhance students’ understanding of essential terminology and practices within the industry.

    The three courses are:

    • Fundamentals of Gearing
    • Parallel Gear Inspection
    • Hobbing

    Students will go through a self-paced training course followed by a test for each course. Study guides and related materials, including practice tests, are provided for optimal success.

    The courses are a benefit of AGMA membership (no cost to members). This is a great way to give basic gear training to all of your employees, especially those new to the gear industry. The individual courses are self-paced, but take an average of about eight hours each. The student will be given 30 days to complete the course.

    The cost to non-members is $295 per course per person ($885 for all three courses per person). 

    If you are an AGMA member, you must be in the AGMA database to receive the member rate. If you are not sure if you or the person you are registering is already listed with AGMA, contact Cora Byrd at Byrd@agma.org. Please provide:

    • Company name
    • Company address
    • Employee’s name and title
    • Employee’s unique email address
    • Phone
    • Fax

    To add all three programs to your AGMA classroom, click here to register for the 3 Course Package.  

    *This series of courses has been developed using AGMA Standards. The material references AGMA information sheet 915-1-A02 and ANSI/AGMA technical standards 2015-1-A01 and 2015-2-A06.

    The creation of these online training courses was made possible by a grant from the "AGMA Foundation."  Read more about each course below.
    Workforce Training Series
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    This course is a comprehensive overview of the industry. It begins with a little history of gearing and proceeds through the topics of:

    • Parallel axis gear basics
    • Involute tooth form
    • Description of the gear
    • Diametrical pitch/Module
    • Pitch
    • Pressure angle
    And then finishes by defining a series of 37 crucial terms used in gearing.

    Students will also receive a copy of the ANSI/AGMA 1012-G05 Gear Nomenclature, Definitions of Terms with Symbols. ($78 value)

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements
    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Fundamentals of Gearing
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    The level one gear inspection module includes basic concepts for gear measurement, the tools and instruments used, the evaluation of gear characteristics, definitions of terms, and an introduction to gear quality classification.

    Topics covered include:

    • Categories of measurement on a gear
    • Double flank composite inspection
    • Single flank composite inspection
    • The sequence of measurements
    • When should gear elements be measured
    • Mean helix slope deviation
    • And classification of gear quality

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements

    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE


    Formats Available: Streaming
    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Parallel Gear Inspection
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    This course is designed to present the basics of hobbing to hobbing machine operators, gear technicians, and engineers.

    It covers the following material:

    • Hobbing process
    • Hob cutting tool terminology
    • Generating gears
    • Hobbing machine terminology
    • Measuring, mounting, and truing the hob
    • Mounting and truing the work piece
    • Basic part inspection
    • Tooth size, runout
    • And recognizing problems

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements

    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE



    Formats Available: Streaming
    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Hobbing