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15th, 22nd & 29th February 2024

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Time & Location

15 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 29 Feb 2024, 12:00

Online Training

About the Event

Date: 15th, 22nd & 29th February 2024

Time: 10am - 12pm

Platform: TEAMS

Tutor: Graham Penning

Fee: Non Member £350* / BGA Member Free

Please note this course is over 3 sessions. You will need to attend all sessions to complete the training.

The renowned British Gear Association Gear Foundation Day has been developed into a live interactive online training programme.

This introductory course is suitable and appropriate for anyone joining the gear industry. We have found this introduction to Gears to be beneficial not just to staff directly working with gears but also those such as HR and Sales departments to ensure every member of your organisation a broad understanding of Gears and gearing.

The course will not only equip the delegate with the basic gear knowledge to make a success of their career but also allow them to benefit from the more specialised seminars presented through the year in the BGA’s Knowledge Transfer Programme.

This essential Gear training has been produced and will be presented by Gear expert Graham Penning over three sessions. Each session will be completely interactive allowing delegates to ask questions and have them answered in a live environment.

Participating delegates will receive a certificate.


Session 1: An Introduction to Gears Part 1: Gear Fundamentals 

  • Law of Gearing
  • The Involute Form
  • Power Transmission
  • Motion Control
  • Gear Types – Features and Benefits

Session 2: An Introduction to Gears Part 2: Noise & Load 

  • Modes of Failure (Bending, Pitting, Micro-Pitting, Scuffing, Wear) 
  • Gear Rating methods
  • Application Factors 
  • Gear Lubrication
  • Noise & Vibration basics
  • Transmission Error

Session 3: An Introduction to Gears Part 3: Gear Manufacture 

  • Gear Material Specification
  • Gear Manufacturing Methods (Forming, Moulding, Machining
  • Hobbing, Shaping, Shaving, Honing, Grinding and Finishing)
  • Heat Treatment and Gear Measurement

If you would like to register for any of our essential gear training please click the registration button below or contact Kirsty in the BGA office

If you are not a BGA Member please click here for information of joining the association.

* If you are a non member we will contact you to arrange invoicing.

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