BGA Training Update: In person courses.

As we start to see the light at the end of the Covid 19 tunnel in the UK we are tentatively looking forward to re-introducing our “in person” training.

Like the rest of the world the pandemic moved most of our training operation into a virtual environment. This move has been incredibly successful as our essential Gear training became accessible to more people, not least our BGA Members who can attend BGA online training completely free of charge. We intend to continue our online offering for the future and are looking at hybrid solutions for 2022.

However, some Gear training can only take place in person and “hands on” most notably the renowned BGA course An Introduction to Gear Cutting and Measurement. We are planning to re-introduce this 4 day course in September 2021 in the BGA Training Centre at Dontyne Gears in Washington.

If you would like to register your interest in this unique course please get in touch with Kirsty in the BGA office – admin@bga.org.uk

AN INTRODUCTION TO GEAR CUTTING AND MEASUREMENT.
Date: Sept 2021 (4 day course)
Location: BGA Training Centre at Dontyne Gears Washington
Tutor: Martyn English
Fee: Members £1100 / Non Member £1550
 
The BGA Introduction to Gear Cutting and Measurement course is essential for engineers who want to broaden their understanding first principals of gear design and cutting.
Delegates will learn first principals of gearing and gain practical experience using our Maxicut 2A shaping machine and Sykes H150 hobbing machine. These manual machines will allow delegates to see the principals of gear design in reality giving a broader understanding of how the gear tools work.

Who should participate?
Engineers, technicians, supervisors, inspectors and setters who require an understanding and some practical experience in basic gear measurement and cutting. The course is designed for delegates who may have little or no prior knowledge of the subject but assumes that they are able to understand basic machine tool operations and trigonometry. (Please note that this course is limited to a maximum of 8 persons so early booking is recommended). The course is designed for delegates who may have little or no prior knowledge of the subject but assumes that they are able to understand basic machine tool operations and trigonometry.

By the end of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic spur and helical gear theory and terminology
  • Carry out basic calculations for the manufacture and measurement of gears
  • Understand how spur and helical gears are cut by hobbing and shaping
  • Gain practical experience in setting up, producing and measuring gears made by hobbing & shaping
  • Have a comprehensive set of notes and reference data

 
The programme will cover:

  • Basic involute gear theory, terms and definitions for spur and helical gears including:
  • Gear terms and definitions
  • Introduction to the involute form and its construction/tables
  • Calculations on the above
  • Practical work on the measurement of gears including calculations on the following:
  • Chordal tooth settings for gear tooth Vernier
  • Constant chord settings to gear tooth Vernier
  • Base tangent micrometer settings
  • Distance over rollers measurement
  • Basic principles of gear hobbing and shaping.
  • Selection of index and feed change gears.

Practical work  – setting up and producing spur & helical gears by hobbing and shaping using a Maxicut 2A shaping machine and Sykes H150 hobbing machine