Stephenson Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NE1 7RU

Focus: 5-AXIS CNC Gear Manufacture.
Venue: NCMT Coventry
Date: 9th & 10th July 2019*

The BGA “Technical Awareness Days” are a new initiative from the BGA in collaboration with commercial suppliers of equipment, services and technology. The purpose of the event is to update gear manufacturers and users of the latest product and industry developments. The BGA TAD events concentrate on a specific area of Gear Technology from both a technical and commercial standpoint.

About the Event.

In collaboration with NCMT the BGA are holding an open house on the manufacturing of gears at NCMT’s Coventry technical centre and showroom on 9th & 10th July 2019. A variety of production methods will be demonstrated on Japanese-built Makino and Okuma machining centres as well as on one of the latter manufacturer’s multi-tasking turn-mill machines.
 
Methods covered will include hobbing, power skiving and InvoMilling, which is capable of producing different gears using the same standard machine platform. Gear grinding will also feature, involving the use of NCMT’s proprietary EasyGear grinding software. Other techniques on show will be both wire-cut and ram-type production solutions on Makino electric discharge machining equipment.
 
The main message during the event will be the flexibility, high productivity and relatively low investment cost offered by producing external and internal gear types on 5-axis machining centres, multi-tasking lathes and EDM machines, coupled with the short lead-times and high levels of accuracy and repeatability that are achievable.
 
Another focus will be inspection of the gears to verify their accuracy. This will be done in-cycle via a touch probe on an Okuma Multus multi-tasking lathe, and off-line inspection on a Hexagon Metrology Leitz CMM equipped with Quindos software.
 
Rounding off the exhibits will be an automated system configured for gear blank production based on an Okuma Genos L3000 lathe fitted with a Cellro robotic system from Holland for automatically loading billets and unloading components.
 
The proceedings will include guest speakers including Dr David Curtis, Senior Technical Fellow from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Dr Rob Frazer, Head of Gear Design Unit at Newcastle University, who will present on behalf of the British Gear Association.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network with the leading Gear companies, manufacturers, distributors and academics. This will be your chance to share opportunities, discuss challenges and promote your interests to likeminded people. Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to reserve your free place online.

You can also book your place direct by emailling Lindsay and Kirsty in the BGA office admin@bga.org.uk.


*Please note programme will be the same both days so you only need to attend 1 day

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