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Bearing Technology Continuing Education Program

ABMA offers training and education for the bearing industry. ABMA courses have trained more than 1,200 engineers and managers working within and interacting with the bearing industry.



2021 Class List:


Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts

May 25-27, 2021  | Daley College, Chicago, IL

Instructors: Dr. Tim Ovaert, Chuck Coe, and Vern Wedeven

Designed for engineers and scientists in the rolling element bearing and power transmission industries who desire a more fundamental knowledge of the lubrication, friction and wear sciences.

$1,500 Member / $1,800 Non-Member  More information  | REGISTER

Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology

June 7-10, 2021  | Daley College, Chicago, IL

Instructors: Dr. Tim Ovaert,  Harvey Nixon and Dan Snyder

This course builds on the foundations of the essential course and challenges the experienced engineer in areas such as failure modes, friction & wear, fatigue life calculation methods and load distribution. This is an exceptional course for engineers with 2-3 years work experience in bearings or past attendees of the Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology.

$2,150 Member / $2,450 Non-Member |  More information  | REGISTER

Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology

August 3-5, 2021  | Daley College, Chicago, IL

Instructors: Dr. Tim Ovaert, Dan Snyder, and Vern Wedeven

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

$2,150 Member / $2,450 Non-Member  More information  | REGISTER


Complete instructor bios can be found here.



Chuck Coe

Grease Technology Solutions, LLC





Dr. Tim Ovaert
Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame





Harvey Nixon
Consultant & Owner

Engineered Durable Surfaces, LLC





Dan Snyder
Engineering Consultant

Bearings and Lubes Consulting, LLC





Lavern (Vern) D. Wedeven

Wedeven Associates, Inc.




Substitution and 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 receive a full refund. Cancellations received between 30 days and 60 days from the start of the course will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date. Again substitutions are welcome and strongly recommended. 

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