South Elgin, Illinois. The team at Helios Gear Products will hold the 2022 “Gear School” in-person May 17–19, 2022. The three-day seminar, formally titled "Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing," offers gear manufacturing personnel of all levels an ideal, cost-effective review of the basics of gear production. Anyone new to the industry, including manufacturing management, engineers, supervisors, set-up technicians, operators, and quality control, will benefit from the course’s thorough overview of parallel axis gear manufacturing topics. Similarly, those in need of a refresher will also attend.
Helios, an active member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association, has hosted the Gear School for over 30 years, training more than 1,500 industry professionals. The seminar offers a classroom-type environment ideal for learning, and it also includes multiple facility tours, transportation, meals, and beneficial networking opportunities. “While we’re proud of supporting the industry with technical knowledge, we also love to see so many new relationships formed across the continent,” said Adam Gimpert, president of Helios. “Gear School is a unique opportunity to not only learn from instructors but also discover new colleagues that face the same challenges you do.”
A team of engineers from Helios Gear Products and Kapp Technologies will teach the 2022 school, ensuring attendees access a wealth of expertise. Topics of the school include gear nomenclature (“how to speak gearing”), hobbing, shaping, power skiving, generating grinding, form grinding, inspection (AGMA and DIN standards), cutting tools, fixturing, blanks, production estimating, troubleshooting, and more. Attendees will find the school offers an invaluable overview of gear manufacturing technology, methods, challenges, and trends.