Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL. This course demonstrates how gear design engineers first approach material selection and heat treatment technology by the performance and life requirements of a gear set. It also demonstrates how gear metallurgists can participate in and optimize the final gear manufacturing process. Part of the program includes examples of gear-related problems, failures and improved processing procedures, while analysis and commentary of various relevant failures are presented. The seminar is designed for gear design engineers, management involved with designing and manufacturing gear-type components, metallurgists and materials engineers, lab technicians, quality assurance engineers, furnace design engineers and equipment suppliers. For AGMA members, cost is $1,895 for the first registrant per company and $1,695 for each additional registrant. For nonmembers, the cost is $2,395 for the first registrant per company and $2,195 for each additional registrant.