Gear Technology Basics – Design Aspects

History, Nomenclature, Types, Tooth Action, and Failure Modes/Prevention

Develop your understanding of the history, basic gear tooth nomenclature, types of gears, gear arrangements, theory of gear tooth action, and failure modes and prevention. This course was recently updated and expanded to comprehensively cover important topics relating to gear system design consideration.

This course can be applied to the Gear Technology Certificate.


Raymond  Drago, PE

Raymond Drago, PE

Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer for Drive Systems Technology, Inc., a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Drago holds a master’s degree in structural engineering from Drexel University (1980), a master’s degree in engineering from ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Build your knowledge of modern gear system design and analysis
  • Be able to distinguish between types of gears and gear arrangements
  • Discuss theory of gear tooth action and derive parameters as they’re presented


A knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and elementary algebra is required. Basic strength of materials is helpful but not essential.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Tue.-Thu., Nov 13-15

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Raymond Drago PE


$1,195 by Thu., Sept. 13.
$1,295 after Thu., Sept. 13.

CEUs: 2, PDHs: 20

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4810-10960

Note: Due to instructor’s travel arrangements, this course has an early registration cut-off date. Please plan accordingly

Registration Deadline: Sat., Oct. 13

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