Gears - Definition, Manufacturing, Control and Implementation

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Discover the key elements needed to achieve quality gears and be more efficient in your discussions with experts.

Cetim, the leading French Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, was established in 1965 to support innovation and competitiveness of engineering companies through its multidisciplinary expertise and unique R&D capabilities.

In Asia Pacific, CETIM-Matcor, a forward-looking company, is specialized in the field of Material & Corrosion Assessment, Failure Analysis & Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission.

Jointly with NTU, CETIM-Matcor will conduct advanced engineering courses for engineers who will like to understand and learn in depth knowledge from our experience trainers with vast industrial and field experience. Courses are largely focused on Corrosion Engineering and Failures Analysis in areas such as Pressurized Equipment, Shafts, Gears & Bearings as well as Forensic Engineering Investigation.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 15 to 16 Nov 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 02 Nov 2022

Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:

• Consult a definition plan, a range of manufacture, a report of and extracting the useful elements;
• Understand and follow the whole process of making a gear, design at the reception;
• Identify the theoretical and practical elements that are essential for producing quality gears and guarantee their service life.

• Basic concepts on the geometry of gears to "Teeth in involute"
   - Spur and helical gears;
   - Meshing (driving report, interference, slip);
   - Tooth corrections (profile and helix corrections);
   - Resistance to contact pressure and breakage, service life.
• The principles of manufacture of cylindrical gears (for each machining process, presentation of machines and tools):
  - Gear cutting processes (hob, pinion);
   - Finishing processes of teeth (grinding, shaving, honing);
   - Other machining processes.
• Principles of tolerancing and control of cylindrical gears:
   - Control of teeth in manufacture;
   - Metrological control of the teeth;
   - Case study: reading of plans and exploitation of measurements.
• Concepts on the implementation of cylindrical gears:
   - Operating clearance;
   - Lubrication and evacuation of calories;
   - Behavior and the degradation of the teeth in use;
   - Notions of maintenance linked to the monitoring of gearboxes (noise, vibrations
   - Examples of gear assemblies (gearboxes with parallel trains, planetary transmissions …).
• Presentation of other types of gears.

Technicians in the methods, control, quality and manufacturing departments, but also all those (project managers, sales engineers, buyers and who want to know about gears and their implementation work.

This course is qualified for 10 Professional Development Units (PDU) by the Professional Engineers Board.

Standard Course Fee: S$1926.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes 
Cat-A SSG Funded CoursesS$577.80
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)S$217.80
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)S$217.80


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information.
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Mr Robert Shandro


Principal Consultant with CETIM - MATCOR in the field of mechanical, power transmissions and materials engineering. A Specialist in failure investigation, forensic engineering and condition assessment with more than 30 years of consulting experience in Energy, Aerospace, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works. Involved in close to 2,500 failure analysis and consulting services for litigation.

Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation of gears, terminologies, notation, strength and quality of materials for gears.

Areas of Expertise

• Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
• Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
• Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission