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Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology 

August 14 - 16, 2018
The Hyatt Lodge

2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Join instructors Dan Snyder, Dr. Tim Ovaert and Vern Wedeven for the 2018 Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology.




Course Registration Includes

  • Continental breakfast every morning before class
  • Lunch buffet
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, water and sodas during class
  • Networking Reception with instructors and course attendees with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the first evening of class
  • Course binder
  • Course book


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.


The Advanced Concepts course will begin promptly at 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 14th and will end around 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 16th. Please be sure to book your travel and transportation accordingly.


Course Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration Rates (before June 29, 2018)

Member Price*: $1850
Non-Member Price*: $2070

Registration Rates (after June 29, 2018)

Member Price*: $2150
Non-Member Price*: $2370


* Cancel Policy

Substitutions for registrants unable to attend will be accepted any time prior to the beginning of the course. We do ask however, that any course-related materials already received by the registrant be forwarded to the substitute attendee. Substitutions must be submitted in writing to ABMA. Cancellations received 60 days prior to course start date will incur a 25% processing fee. Cancellations received between 30 days and 59 days from the start of the course will incur a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date. 




Hotel Information

The Hyatt Lodge 
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Reserve your room online or call the reservations Line: 888-421-1442

ABMA has a room block at the Hyatt Lodge at a discounted rate of $165 per night for a single or double occupancy standard room. The hotel room block will close on July 23, 2018. 

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus offers exceptional amenities in an unparalleled natural setting. Featuring the renowned event venue of Hamburger University, a spa, indoor and outdoor dining options, and natural stone fireplaces add the perfect touches to their lounge setting.




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