In this seminar, attendees can gain a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears – and much more. They will take it one step further, learning how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process. First, learn about methods behind a variety of gears, including external and internal spur, single and double helical gears, as well as bevel and worm gears. A description of each basic manufacturing and inspection method is provided. Both the methodology and underlying theory are explained. The “features” associated with each manufacturing method are discussed with regard to their impact upon and their ability to refine, guide and optimize the design process. Similarly, you will walk through interpretations of the results of all inspections. Take two views of the same results: both meeting a “specification” and determining acceptability for a specific application. Interpret the inspection data for purposes other than simply determining accept/reject status. The seminar also covers the methods of specifying the data required to control both the manufacturing and inspection processes on an engineering drawing and in a specification. This includes both the data to be defined and the presentation of the data on the engineering drawing. The course is instructed by Raymond Drago, chief engineer - gear technologist, Drive Systems Technology, Inc.