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Date: 23rd, 30th November & 7th December: 10:00 – 12:30 Platform: TEAMS Tutor: Graham Penning FEE: BGA Member free / Non Member price: £225*

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.

This course is free to BGA Members / Non Member price: £225.


23rd November 2021: 10am - 12:30pm 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.

30th November 2021: 10am - 12:30pm 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.

7th December 2021: 10am - 12:30pm 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 this or any of our essential gear training please register online here contact Kirsty in the BGA office

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