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2016 Essentials Concepts of Bearing Technology
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9/20/2016 to 9/22/2016
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Where: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
The Hyatt Lodge
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523
United States

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Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology

 The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Hotel cutoff date is August 22, 2016.

Course Information

This course will give you an overview of the bearing industry as well as basic bearing types and applications. Knowledge of the key players, bearing types and terminology will ensure that everyone has a basic knowledge of the industry upon arrival. 

This course is specially designed for engineers and others with technical backgrounds that have limited exposure to bearings and need to adapt their technical training to bearings or seek an upgrade to their technical knowledge. The Essentials Course focuses on understanding basic tribology, bearing types and applications and explores the basic concepts around manufacturing methods, loads, lubrication and failure.

Course participants will gain knowledge in:

  • Rolling Bearing Types, Applications,
  • Macrogeometry & Standards
  • Bearing Loads & Applications: Static and Dynamic
  • Mounting Methods: Shaft & Housing Fits
  • Contact Stresses – Surface & Subsurface
  • Bearing Load Sharing & Internal Loading
  • Bearing Pre-Load NEW
  • Materials for Ball & Roller Bearings
  • Concepts in Friction, Lubrication & Wear
  • Ball & Roller Bearing Deflections & Stiffness
  • EHL & Lubrication Methods
  • Failure Modes in Rolling Bearings
  • Bearing Life Standards & Calculation Methods
  • Failure Modes with Examples

All attendees will be required to take the online pre-requisite titled The Evolution of Bearing Technology.

A link to the pre-requisite will be at the bottom of the confirmation e-mail you receive after registering. You must be logged into ABMA's website and click on the link to access the education portal.   


Attendees receive CEUs upon successful completion of this course.

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