This seminar is aimed at design and production engineers who wish to gain an understanding of how the selection and application of gear production methods can influence the design and performance of a gear set. The session will provide a brief recap of the key production methods and will then focus on addressing the impact of design decisions on the production requirements. The impact of specific production methods on the performance of a gear set will also be addressed. Focus will be placed on highlighting the variations that can occur between the design intent of a gear set and the physical production results dependant on the process and design requirements specified. Whilst several of the basic principles covered are applicable to most types of gearing the main focus will be placed on the application and evaluation of metal cylindrical gears.