It’s turning, it’s not turning! – Hands-on experience in the assembly of gears

Going into its third year, the Chair of Design and Drive Technology has been offering the “Basic principles of gear assembly – practical course” since the winter semester of 2013/14.

It addresses mechanical engineering students in their first semesters and is intended to not only teach them hands-on experience with the assembly of gears, but also make them aware of the direct connection between 2D drawings and real components – one mistake in the assembly and the gears don’t move the way they are supposed to.

The practical has proven to be a useful addition for various other mechanical engineering courses. Participation is voluntary; students have to pay only a small fee.

Susanne Theilmeier and Wolfgang Knust assembling gears.