UTS facility, Rockford, IL. The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of spur and helical involute gear geometry, teach attendees to apply gear design concepts and develop a working knowledge of UTS software tools. Other topics to be covered include gear fundamentals, gear tooth forms, gear geometry, standard proportions, quality, gear modifications, gear design considerations and the gear design process. Students also have the opportunity to tour Gleason Cutting Tools and Forest City Gear. An optional Basic TK Solver course is offered on March 5 to familiarize students with the program for equation solving, manipulation of units and creation of tables and plots in math models. The TK Solver Course is $295 and the Gear Design Course is $1,250.