Massimiliano Turci is a consultant in gears and cam mechanisms design. He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna in 1996. He began as a CAD manager and he developed X-Camme, a cam design software used in the packaging and beverage machinery industry. In 2004 he started working on gears as application engineer for KISSsoft in Italy: now he is the team leader of the Italian technical staff of KISSsoft. His professional experience is primarily in the development of computational models for vehicle transmissions and enclosed gearboxes (planetary, helical, bevel and wormgear). He is a member of the AGMA worm gear committee, the UNI (Italian national body) gears committee and the ISO workgroups for gear calculations. He has published several papers in this field.