Gear Materials: Selection, Metallurgy, Heat Treatment and Quality Control
(February 10-12, 2014)Sheraton Sand Key Hotel, Clearwater Beach, Florida. Ideally, the design of an optimum gear set requires the coordinated effort of the gear design engineer, the gear metallurgist and the bearing system engineer. The gear is, after all, part of a larger gearbox system thus it cannot be designed in a vacuum. After the basic requirements of the system are met the system must be “sized” to carry the expected loads. As part of this process, the materials and heat treatment operations to be used for the gears must be selected. In the best case, this is a collaborative effort between the gear design engineer and the gear metallurgist. The presenters have designed gear systems as a collaborative effort, together, for more than 40 years. This seminar is their effort to convey both their experience in the process of working as a team and the expertise they have developed for the complete design of geared systems over these many years. Instructed by Raymond Drago and Roy Cunningham from Drive Systems Technology, this course will cover material selection, heat treating processes, engineering development, inspection and more. Gear design engineers, management, metallurgists, lab techs, QA engineers, furnace design engineers and equipment suppliers would benefit from the course work.