Our annual Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing seminar is less than 1 month away!

For over 30 years Helios Gear Products has been educating industry personnel on the fundamentals of parallel axis gear manufacturing. This course has expanded to encompass all aspects of gearing production from the basics of fixturing and blanks to hobbing, shaping and even finishing processes such as heat treatment and grinding. Attendees learn to “speak gearing” while comprehending the techniques of cutting operations, cutting tools, production estimating, inspection, quality standards, and more. This course’s significant breadth and depth of information ensures a valuable educational experience.

While most of the seminar takes place in a classroom environment to facilitate presentations and discussions, the class also visits local manufacturers to see both fine- and coarse-pitch gear manufacturing in action. To round out the course, meals are provided to promote networking and personal conversations with industry colleagues.

This seminar is designed for entry-level gear manufacturing personnel and today over 1,300 gear industry members have attended and graduated from the Helios Gear School. Attendees commonly include operators, supervisors, engineers, executives, purchasers, and more. This intensive three-day program has a limited class size of 35 people to ensure an optimum learning environment. Topics include:

  • Gear Nomenclature
  • The Hobbing Process
  • Multi-thread Hobs
  • The Shaping Process
  • Gear Inspection
  • Cutting Tool Materials
  • Cutting Tool Use and Support
  • Current AGMA Standards
  • Fixturing and Blanks
  • Production Estimating
  • High-performance Coatings
  • Heat Treatment
  • Soft and Hard Finishing
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Gear Plant Tours

The course fee includes a comprehensive 300+ page reference book, meals, miscellaneous materials, plant tours, and demonstrations of current gear manufacturing  equipment.  The program also includes transportation to and from demonstrations and plant tours. Price of hotel is not included in the seminar fee. For hotel reservations, contact the venue and advise them of your association with the Helios Gear School group. Please plan to arrive on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning, as the seminar begins Tuesday at 10:00am. You will receive a complete schedule with your registration confirmation.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

  • Brochure
  • Website
  • Email: gearschool@heliosgearproducts.com
  • Phone: 847-931-4121
  • Date: May 14–16, 2019
  • Total Cost: $995 per attendee
  • Location:
    • Holiday Inn & Suites 495 Airport Road Elgin, Illinois 60123
    • Phone: 847-488-9000


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