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

Virtual Gear Foundation Seminar.

We are delighted to announce that the renowned British Gear Association Gear Foundation Day has been developed into a live interactive online training programme.

This introductory course is suitable and appropriate for anyone joining the gear industry. We have found this introduction to Gears to be beneficial not just to staff directly working with gears but also those such as HR and Sales departments to ensure every member of your organisation a broad understanding of Gears and gearing.

The course will not only equip the delegate with the basic gear knowledge to make a success of their career but also allow them to benefit from the more specialised seminars presented through the year in the BGA’s Knowledge Transfer Programme.

This essential Gear training has been produced and will be presented by Gear expert Graham Penning over three 90-minute sessions. Each session will be completely interactive allowing delegates to ask questions and have them answered in a live environment.
Participating delegates will receive a certificate.


Session 1: 90 minutes including live Q&A.
An Introduction to Gears Part 1: Gear Fundamentals
Law of Gearing; The Involute Form; Power Transmission; Motion Control; Gear Types – Features and Benefits.

Session 2: 90 minutes including live Q&A
An Introduction to Gears Part 2: Noise & Load
Modes of Failure (Bending, Pitting, Micro-Pitting, Scuffing, Wear) Gear Rating methods; Application Factors; Gear Lubrication; Noise & Vibration basics; Transmission Error.

Session 3: 90 minutes including live Q&A
An Introduction to Gears Part 3: Gear Manufacture
Gear Material Specification; Gear Manufacturing Methods (Forming, Moulding, Machining; Hobbing, Shaping, Shaving, Honing, Grinding and Finishing); Heat Treatment and Gear Measurement.

As this is the first ever BGA online Seminar we are offering this training to our members for the introductory price of £100. Non member price £150.

Dates and times have not been set for this course. We will contact anyone who registers to find the most convenient time to host the sessions for the majority of delegates.

If you would like to register your interest in attending the Digital Gear Foundation Sessions, or have any questions please contact Kirsty in the BGA office