RP Machine, Statesville, NC. The Gear Consulting Group offers this three-day AGMA course to teach theory and practical aspects of gear manufacturing. Participants will learn about everyday problems and appropriate responses to troubleshooting. Instructors Geoff Ashcroft and Ron Green of the Gear Consulting Group will cover material including gear theory, inspection, manufacturing, hobbing, shaping, tools, production estimating, hard finishing and gear shaving. Course tuition includes all necessary materials, an AGMA reference manual and a certificate of completion.