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BRITISH GEAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

To join the British Gear Association Membership please download an application form here or contact the BGA Office admin@bga.org.uk / 0191 208 6160

  • Networking: Make contact with our membership and event attendees who span the leading Gear companies, manufacturers, distributors and academics from the UK and across the world. A major benefit of BGA membership is the networking opportunities offered through attendance at our meetings and events. Our major Annual Technical Awareness Seminar attracts delegates from home and abroad, with the leading UK Gear companies, manufacturers, distributors and academics all in attendance. There is a great buzz of interaction during the breaks and at the informal social evening the night before. We regularly host BSI & ISO standards meetings and the Annual EUROTRANS meeting when it takes place in the UK.
  • Seminars and Training Courses: We are the leading providers of Gear related training in the UK and all of our courses are CPD accredited. Members receive up to 40% discount on delegate rates. Under the supervision of the BGA’s Technical & Research Management Committee, the Association runs a rolling programme of one-day & two-day seminars on various gear related topics. We are the leading providers of Gear related training in the UK and all of our courses are CPD accredited. We can also arrange bespoke training if required.
  • Research: Join a collaborative research project. Part of the British Gear Association’s remit is to provide support for members. One of the ways that the BGA achieves this and demonstrates a commitment to members is by providing a well-structured support network that allows Members to create and embark upon relevant research projects and programmes. These research projects see members or groups of members (or consortia) identifying issues within specific areas of transmission technology that relate to themselves and other members. Once the topic and methodology have been established the BGA provides promotion and implementation, the Members are allowed to carry out their research as they see fit. Members are invited to contact the BGA to suggest Research areas of interest. admin@bga.org.uk
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Collaborate with the leading Gear experts in the UK to generate new research and discoveries. The BGA has initiated SIGs for Gear Measurement, Splines, In-Service Load Measurement and Tooth Flank Breakage (aka TIFF). Participation is free to interested BGA members and it is anticipated that the SIGs will generate new research projects and input into ISO Standards as well as providing a forum for information exchange.
  • Technical Help: Whether you are looking for some technical expertise to help you with a specific problem or are simply looking for a second opinion from an industry expert the BGA Technical Hotline is here to help. The BGA Membership connects you directly to a “gear” expert who is there to help you with any gear related questions or quandaries. No matter how big or small your question the BGA Technical team are waiting for your call. Our technical expertise includes but is not limited to: Gearing and mechanical power transmission technologies in aerospace, agriculture, automotive, rail, renewables, marine, minerals, energy and water.
  • Website (www.bga.org.uk): Let the BGA Market your company to our membership base and the wider gear world. The BGA website provides members with Members Only information, training bookings and is an excellent marketing tool. All members receive a full company listing on our website. We receive enquires for manufacturing and technical assistance from all over the World. All requests for quotations are sent to the whole membership on an equal opportunity basis.
  • Gear Market Statistics: Stay up to date with the Industry. It is essential your business stays up to date with the state of the Gear Market. We have taken the work and expense from you by commissioning experts to produce up to date stats that are available to download completely free of charge for all BGA Members.
  • Literature Review. To keep BGA members up to date with current technical research in the field of mechanical power transmissions, BGA commissions the Design Unit to perform a search for recent papers in areas we think you will find relevant or interesting. This service is exclusive to BGA members and is repeated at regular intervals. If there are other areas you are interested in, let the BGA know and we can revise the search as required.
  • Technical Publications: Loan Technical Publications direct from the BGA Library. The Association produces a wide range of literature in the form of Codes of Practice, a Gear Technology Manual and “State of the Art” Technical surveys which are free to members and are listed on our website.
  • Standards: The BGA and its members have a strong commitment to National (BS) and International (ISO) Standards work and is contracted by BSI to operate as the Secretariat for the ISO/TC60/SC1 committee Nomenclature and Worm Gearing.
  • Newsletter: Find out the latest BGA News from the association and its members. We produce our own popular electronic newsletter, with details of our events, research and special interest groups. Members can also use this as a platform to send out their own press releases and news to the broader membership.
  • Use of the BGA Logo: Show that you are a member of the most influential Gear association in the UK. Members are free to use the internationally recognised BGA logo on all of their websites and publications.

To join the British Gear Association Membership please download an application form here or contact the BGA Office admin@bga.org.uk / 0191 208 6160