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Gear Measurement


8th May 2019 9:30 am
9th May 2019 4:00 pm
The Design Unit, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom   View map
0191 208 6160

Gear Measurement


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Day 1:

The seminar will introduce delegates to gear geometry inspection. Although the seminar focuses on cylindrical gears, the principles apply to other gear types. No prior gear knowledge is required. It provides manufacturers with the knowledge to select appropriate measurement methods and equipment, appreciate the importance of applying good measurement practice and how to correctly interpret measurement results. It is applicable to inspection, manufacturing, design and supervisory staff- anyone who has to make decisions about acceptance of gears to a standard.


The Seminar will cover:

How gears work and why we need to measure them.

ISO terms and symbols and measured parameters.

An introduction to the common measurement methods and equipment.

Use and application of gear accuracy standards (DIN 3962, ISO 1328 etc).

Good measurement practice- lab demonstration/discussion.


Key skills and knowledge:


At the end of the seminar you will be able to select appropriate measurement processes, understand the terms, symbols and parameters that are measured, confidently interpret measurement results sheets to a standard and apply good measurement practice strategies.


Day 2:


Using gear measuring instruments in a simple pass/fail process fails to maximise the investment made in measuring equipment and the potential to improve the manufacturing process performance. Strategies for interpreting measurement results and identifying the cause of the measured errors will be presented. Simple calibration procedures will be demonstrated to quantify measurement capability and identify some common causes of measurement errors. This minimises the risk associated with accepting gears which are outside tolerance or rejecting gears which are acceptable. The seminar is appropriate for anyone involved with measuring processes in inspection, manufacturing or design/concession work.


The Seminar will cover:

  • Interpreting lead, profile and pitch measurement results to identify the cause of manufacturing errors from common processes. Please bring your own results along for discussion. Examples are available to test your skills.
  • Methods of calibrating measuring machines- quantifying measurement uncertainty.
  • Minimising measuring errors; how to improve measurement performance.
  • An introduction to estimating the measurement uncertainty using ISO 18653 and reference to VDI/VDE 2612 & 2613.

Key skills and knowledge:


At the end of the seminar you will be able to identify causes of manufacturing errors, understand sources of measurement errors, apply simple procedures to improve measurement accuracy and quantify measurement accuracy (measurement uncertainty) using ISO methods



This course is officially recognised as complying with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans.

CPD certification means that the content and structure of the courses have been independently assessed and approved for multi-disciplinary and industry-wide continuing personal and professional development purposes.

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