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

Gear Training: An Introduction to Gear Cutting & Measurement.

Date: 24th -27th September
Time: 9:30 – 4:30
Location: BGA Training Centre, Washington.
Tutor: Martyn English.
Price: non member £1550 / members £1100

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).

Programme benefits

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.