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Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology 

This year's 2019 Essential Concepts Course will be held on August 6th - 8th at The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois.


Register here for the course:

*Early Bird registration ends May 31, 2019*


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.



Tuesday: August 6, 2019

 Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am
 Registration 7:00 am - 10:00 am
 Meeting 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coffee Break 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Coffee Break 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
 Reception 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Wednesday: August 7, 2019

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Meeting 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coffee Break 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Coffee Break 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Thursday: August 8, 2019

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Meeting 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coffee Break 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Coffee Break 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Hotel Info

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus

2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Room Rate: $165/ night

Reservations can be made using this link.

Attendees are required to book on their own. Please note that we cannot guarantee rates after this date and the rate is subject to availability.


Course Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration Rates (ends May 31, 2019)

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

Registration Rates

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


* Cancellation 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. 

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