Reverse Engineering - January 28, 2021

Course Rationale/Students Course Designed to Serve: Gear and gearbox design and manufacturing engineers, management and quality control engineers involved with design and manufacture of reverse engineered parts, especially where minimal or no original, detailed gear design information is available.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the detailed engineering and application understanding required to properly reverse engineer a gear
• Understand the difference between designing from scratch and designing to duplicate an existing part and its function
• Consider the reasons why reverse engineering an existing gear set, or, especially, a single gear can often considerably more difficult than designing a new gear or gear set from scratch
• Discuss the possibilities for misunderstanding, which are legion, between purchaser and supplier
• Address the need for all parties involved to agree regarding the purpose of the reverse engineering effort and the expected results and costs
• Apply an understanding of forensic analysis of gearbox failures to avoid simply duplicating the original failure
• Understand the difference between a temporary replacement and a duplicate of the original gear and the discussion and documentation required to avoid misunderstandings that can lead to litigation

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