Education and Innovation

You’ll find the perfect mix of technical presentations and physical displays of the latest machines, cutting tools, software and related services at the AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting and Gear Expo.


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Experienced gear manufacturers and those thinking about getting into it will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to review the latest machine tool technologies in October when the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) holds its Fall Technical Meeting conjointly with Gear Expo 2015. As any tradeshow veteran knows, advance planning allows you to maximize the experience and create a balanced schedule, sitting in on educational presentations and then walking the show floor to meet with top OEMs from around the world.

A look at the technical meeting’s lineup reveals 27 papers on topics including materials and heat treatment, gear manufacturing and application, lubrication, and ways to minimize noise and vibration. Presenters represent companies such as Gleason Cutting Tools, Drive Systems Technology and Lufkin PTM. In addition, ASM International will host Heat Treat 2015 alongside Gear Expo at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Also be sure to review Gear Production, a supplement to Modern Machine Shop, to learn about the latest processes and trends in the gear manufacturing industry.


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    Functional gear testing, also known as total radial composite deviation, is a method of looking at the total effect of gear errors. This test method simulates the conditions under which a set of gears is likely to operate as a result of the gears meshing together.

  • Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design

    Whether your computer platform is standalone or part of a suite, desktop or on the cloud, there’s a gear design package developed specifically to meet your needs.

  • Real-Time Tool Monitoring

    Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.