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ABMA Trains Engineers at the Essential Concepts Course

Thursday, September 19, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Sherrard
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ABMA hosted the east coast offering of the Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology Course on September 10-12 at the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center at Duke University. Twenty five engineers attended the course and all walked away with a valuable learning experience. Industry experts Daniel Snyder, Vern Wedeven and Dr. Tim Ovaert facilitated the course with informative lectures, group exercises and hands-on demonstrations with bearing samples. Based on initial feedback, the attendees found the material very informative and applicable to their day-to-day assignments on the job. 

"The knowledge learned from the course that I will use in my current positioncame from topics focused on bearing types, basic tribology and methods for life calculation. The instructor’s expertise and knowledge of the material made for a very valuable learning experience." - 2013 Essential Concepts Attendee 

The Essentials Course focuses on basic bearing manufacturing applications and theories, with a unique learning emphasis on real world application. Through group exercises and detailed lectures, young engineers are able to enhance their technical knowledge within the bearing industry.

In 2012, ABMA introduced Vern Wedeven, a veteran of the Lube & Wear course held at Notre Dame. After receiing only positive feedback from the attendees, Wedeven was incorporated into the curriculum again in 2013. Wedeven brings a fresh, unique perspective to the course as he is an expert in failure modes and materials in bearing lubrication.

Details regarding the 2014 Continuing Education Program including dates and locations will be posted to ABMA's Website in the coming months. 



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