Philip Clarke will describe the heat treatment of gear steels. The basic metallurgical concepts and key principles; the enhancement of surface properties by carburising and induction hardening will be explained. The properties imparted by; and the consequences and problems of the chosen process with reference to material selection; distortion and growth will be covered with the aid of case histories.
The British Gear Association (BGA) is a trade association that promotes the technical and commercial interests of manufacturers, distributors, academics and others involved in the Power Transmissions industry in the United Kingdom.
The Association speaks with authority on behalf of the industry both nationally and internationally and its ability to help companies and individuals involved in the industry is widely recognised by government, the media and industry. The Association is well-represented on British and International Standard committees and provides the Chairman of the British Standards Institution's MCE/5 Committee on Gearing and the Chairman to ISO TC60 sub committee SC1.