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Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology

June 19-22, 2017
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, IL


Thank you to all companies who participated with the 2017 Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology! Please check back for future education courses. 

Course Information

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.

Course participants will enhance understanding of:

  • Bearing Macrogeometry: Clearance, Free Contact Angle, Interference Fits
  • Ball/Roller Loading: Static/Inertial
  • Contact Stresses, Deflection, & Subsurface Stresses
  • Internal Load Distribution – Speed & Motion
  • Concepts of Friction & Wear: Surface Topography
  • Fundamentals of Fatigue Life Theory
  • Contact Friction
  • Bearing Friction & Reference Speeds
  • Permanent Deformations & Static Capacity
  • Fatigue Life Prediction: Standards & Advanced Calculations
  • Testing Methods & Statistical Analysis
  • Lubricants & Rheology & EHL
  • Shaft-Bearing Systems & Performance Analysis

Attendees receive CEUs upon successful completion of this course.


The Advanced Concepts course will begin promptly at 8:00 am on Monday, June 19th and will end around 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 22nd. Please be sure to book your travel and transportation accordingly.

Course Registration 

Member Price: $2155
Non-Member Price: $2470

Register before the early bird deadline of May 22nd and receive $300 off registration! After May 22nd, registration prices will increase. 

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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