Gear Technology Basics – Application Aspects
Explore manufacturing methods and considerations, inspection and quality control, materials and heat treatment, drawing data requirements, specifications, basics of load capacity rating, and lubrication types and methods. With a strong emphasis on the proper selection, design application and use, rather than fabrication, designers, users and beginning gear technologists can all benefit from the curriculum.
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
- Further your understanding of the manufacturing processes that may be used to bring design concepts to reality
- Create drawings that convey full, complete and unambiguous definitions of gears
- Learn the basic methods of analysis for each of the major design factors (wear, scoring, strength and durability)
A knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and elementary algebra is required. Basic strength of materials is helpful but not essential.