One way the BGA provides technical support to its members is by facilitating and encouraging research. If we are not improving and developing our capability, then relative to the rest of the sector worldwide, we are sliding backwards.
The BGA is initiating several small projects that may provide the ideas that generate a whole new technology stream or simply improve our members competitiveness. These projects may initiate collaborative research projects between Industry and Academia or deliver something useful on their own. The results from these projects will be presented to the BGA membership by report or presentation.
The project proposals can be made by any BGA member. Proposals are reviewed by the Technical and Research Management Committee and if they accepted, £5k to 10K of BGA funds will be made available to deliver the project.
Current proposals being considered include:
· Hobbing scallop effect on performance
· Improvements in performance from the careful management of residual stress
· Non-involute gears
· Miners Sum load validation
Other suggestions would be welcomed, so please let the BGA know!
If you have any questions about the BGA’s research or would simply like to find out more about previous research projects, then please get in touch today.