How to Read and Interpret a Gear Inspection Report

Recorded On: 09/28/2017


This webinar is intended to provide you with a thorough understanding of the information contained within a typical gear inspection report.  Specifically we will look at the contents and meaning of the information contained within the gear charts, as well as the techniques used by the gear measurement system to assess gear quality.  An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will be covered.  We will also discuss how to interpret the results and what corrective actions may be considered if the quality of a particular gear is unsatisfactory.


Upon completion of this webinar, students will be able to:

  • Describe the measurement and inspection techniques used to qualify a gear
  • Explain the major contributing factors to gear quality
  • Describe in detail the practical gear measurement and inspection techniques
  • Categorize the common tools and equipment used to measure and inspect gears
  • Discuss some of the new and automated gear design systems

You will have 30 days to view this webinar. 

William Mark McVea Ph.D., P.E.

President and Principal Engineer, KBE+, Inc

Dr. William Mark McVea, P.E., is currently President and Principal Engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles.  His experience includes positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry. Chief Technology Officer for an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry; Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology; and adjunct professor at Purdue University in their Automotive Sciences Department.  He was also formerly a manager of the CAE group within a tier-one powertrain supplier to global automotive markets, a consulting engineer in vehicle dynamics, and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles.  In addition, he has extensive publications on transmission systems, automated design assistant systems, knowledge systems and knowledge based engineering in general.  He also holds or is listed as co-inventor on numerous patents related to mechanical power transmissions.  Dr. McVea holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Design Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.


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Read and Interpret Gear Inspection Report Certificate
1.50 Clock Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 Clock Hours credits  |  Certificate available