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ABMA Educates on Counterfeit Bearings at UT Reliability and Maintainability Conference

Thursday, March 13, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Last week, ABMA presented Counterfeits: Impacting the Manufacturing Supply Chain Perspectives from the Bearing Industry at 18th Annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference at University of Tennessee.   The conference is a forum for practitioners, specialists, educators, students to learn and exchange information on new and emerging technologies as well as on tried and proven methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management.  

The Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) has recently focused some of research on counterfeiting and ABMA was asked to present due to our vast experience in this area and impact the industry is having as a whole to address this critical issue.  ABMA President Scott Lynch along with Antun Peakovic from the Schaeffler Group and Tim Gifford from SKF USA Inc. presented numerous end users for bearing products from Boeing and Honda to Cummins and GE.  These bearing supply chain partners were educated on the impact of counterfeits entering the legitimate chain and costs associated with these inferior products.

ABMA continues to raise awareness through similar presentations, engagement with government agencies and marketing of the www.stopfakebearings.com – the anti-counterfeiting global awareness campaign for the bearing industry.

For more details, please email info@americanbearings.org.  


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