AGMA Adds Two New Courses to Its 2017 Education Offerings


The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that it will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis" and "Steels for Gear Applications."

"Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis" will be April 19-21, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This course provides a fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types of arrangements, design principles, the basic gear system design process, and gear measurement and inspection techniques. It is designed for powertrain engineers, engineering directors and managers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the design and application of geared systems and assemblies. The course will be facilitated by William “Mark” McVea, Ph.D., P.E., the president and principal engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles.

"Steels for Gear Applications" will be October 4-6, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. This course provides detailed information to make use of steel properties in a system solution and understand the potential that different steel options can offer for various applications. Students will explore the how the production of the steel can affect the performance of the material and the final component and system. The course will be facilitated by Lily Kamjou, a senior specialist in Ovako’s Industry Solutions Development department. It is an advanced level course and qualifies for those individuals pursuing the Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate.

Both of these courses have member and non-member rates as well as discounts for multiple registrants from the same organization.

AGMA offers an Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate to students who complete five advanced AGMA course offerings. This represents more than 100 classroom hours in advanced gear engineering coursework.

Registration is now open for all 2017 AGMA face-to-face educational offerings.