Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing - September 21-25, 2020
Who Should Attend:
Although the Basic Course is designed primarily for newer employees with at least six months' experience in setup or machine operation, it has proved beneficial to quality control managers, sales representatives, management, and executives.
Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:
Demonstrate understanding of the evolution, history, and function of gears
Show and describe 14 gear tooth features
Describe six typical gear characteristics that are measured
Demonstrate knowledge of gauging vs. measurement
Utilize and describe a variety of analysis methods
Troubleshoot many of their own problems, because they fully understand the process
Dwight Smith (Moderator)
Vice President, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. Machine Tools 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.
Al Bird (Moderator)
Allen Bird has been involved in gear manufacturing since 1964. He began his career working for Milwaukee Gear Company as a machine repair apprentice and eventually as a journeyman. After four years as a service engineer for Barber-Colman Co., Allen worked more 28 years at American Pfauter Ltd./Gleason Works as a service engineer. He has installed and repaired numerous gear cutting machines and related products, and has taught many people how to cut gears and solve gear related problems.
Pete Grossi (Moderator)
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.