Fall Technical Meeting Heads to Indy

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Each year the latest gear research is on display at AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting, and for 2013 the FTM once again brings the best experts in gearing from around the world to present their latest findings to the industry. This year, the FTM will be held September 15–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I encourage you to join us.

In preparation for this FTM, we received a good number of abstracts and the Technical Division Executive Committee and others have worked diligently with the authors to select the best 25 papers for presentation at the 2013 FTM. In only two and half days you will get to learn, share ideas, and network with others on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures.

This year’s FTM will have five sessions, each different in subject matter. The sessions are:

• Gear Manufacturing
• Gear Design Issues
• Failure Analysis & Inspection
• Gear Drive Components
• Materials & Heat Treatment

A complete list of the papers that will be presented on each topic can be found on the next page.

Attending the FTM affords you with an intimate setting for learning and networking. The conference is designed for attendees to take in all the presentations and take home practical information that may ultimately affect your company’s bottom line. Additionally AGMA prides itself in the opportunity offered during each FTM for the participants to have ample time to question the authors on the technical aspects of their papers and research—which often leads to interesting and thought-provoking discussions. But the meeting is also designed to afford invaluable networking time between sessions and in the evenings to interact with colleagues and meet new experts in the industry.

While I would encourage you to take advantage of all the great papers during the Fall Technical Meeting, we understand that you may not have two and a half days to attend the event. Each session is designed to cover a particular subject area, so if you only have a few hours, you can still make it for a few papers that you are particularly interested in by registering a la carte for the sessions as well. For more information on all of your registration options, visit www.agma.org or www.gearexpo.com. To get the most value, make sure you register before the early bird deadline of August 16th–by planning early you can save hundreds of dollars!

Finally, while you are attending the Fall Technical Meeting, I would encourage you to take advantage of Gear Expo, which will be held during the Fall Technical Meeting, September 17–19. This year’s Gear Expo will bring more than 185 exhibitors of gear products, machinery, and suppliers to the industry together for the world’s only trade show devoted to the gear manufacturing process. More than 3,000 of your peers will be on hand at the event, making Gear Expo and the Fall Technical Meeting a “can’t miss” week of education and networking.

The Fall Technical Meeting is your best opportunity to learn the latest gear research from the best experts in the industry. I look forward to seeing you there.

Fall Technical Meeting Program Information
The FTM is the best educational opportunity available to you today, as you learn from the best experts in the business as they present the latest gear research. In addition to the presentations, there are many opportunities for networking and interacting with the presenters.

The 2013 FTM will host 25 papers over two and half days, and are conveniently divided into five sessions so that registrants can attend the whole event, or just an individual session.

The presentations for the 2013 Fall Technical Meeting are:
Session I – Gear Manufacturing
Power Skiving of Cylindrical
Gears with Bevel Gear
Cutting Machines
Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld,
Gleason Corporation

Performance and Technological Potential of Gears Ground by Dressable CBN Tools
Dr. Klaus Finkenwirth and Dr. Andreas Mehr, Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, and Dr. Fritz Klocke and Jan Reimann, RWTH Aachen University

Analysis of gear root forms : A review of designs, standards  and manufacturing methods for root forms in gears
Nitin Chaphalkar, Dr.Gregory  Hyatt, DMG/Mori Seiki USA Inc.,
Dr. Nicklas Bylund,  Sandvik Coromant Ltd.

Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Dis­Assembly
Jodi Bello, Chief Engineer, David Brown USA Inc

Precision Shaped Grains Turn the Concept of Gear Grinding Upside Down
Walter Graf, 3M

Session II – Gear Design Issues
High Gear Ratio Differential­Planetary Drives’ Analysis and Design
Alexander L. Kapelevich, AKGears, LLC

Finite Element Analysis of a Floating Planetary Ring Gear with External Splines
Dr. Vanyo Kirov and Dr. Yun Wang, Caterpillar Global Mining, LLC

Application and Improvement of Face Load Factor Determination Based on AGMA 927 (Accurate and Fast Algorithm for Load Distribution Calculation, for Gear Pair and Planetary Systems, Including Duty Cycle Analysis)
Dr. Ulrich Kissling, KISSsoft AG

Investigations on Tooth Root Bending Stress of Case Hardened Gears in the Range of High Cycle Fatigue
Dr. B.­R. Höhn, Dr. K. Stahl, Dr. T. Tobie, Dr. N. Bretl, and S. Schurer, Gear Research Centre (FZG)

Calculation of the Tooth Root Load Carrying Capacity of Beveloid Gears
Dr. Jannik Henser, Dr. Christian Brecher and Dr. Markus Brumm, RWTH Aachen University (WZL)

Striving for High Load Capacity and Low Noise Excitation in Gear Design
Dr. K. Stahl, Dr. M. Otto, and M. Zimmer, Gear Research Centre (FZG)

Session III – Failure Analysis & Inspection
Practical Considerations for the Use of Double Flank Testing for the Manufacturing Control of Gearing
Ernie Reiter, Web Gear Services Ltd. and Fred Eberle, Hi­Lex Automotive Center
Gear Failure Analysis and Lessons Learned in Aircraft High-Lift Actuation
Anngwo Wang, Seth Gitnes, Lotfi El-Bayoumy, and Jonathan Davies, MOOG Inc. Aircraft Group

Metallurgical Investigation of “Tiger Stripes” on a Carburized High Speed Pinion
M. Li, Lufkin Industries, Inc., P. Terry, P. Terry & Associates, and R. Eckert, Northwest Laboratories, Inc.

White Structure Flaking in Rolling Bearings for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
Hideyuki Uyama and Hiroki Yamada, NSK Ltd.

The Anatomy of a Lubrication Erosion Failure: Causation, Initiation, Progression, and Prevention
Raymond J. Drago and Roy J. Cunningham, Drive Systems Technology, Inc. and Chad Smith, Chalmers & Kubeck

Session IV – Gear Drive Components
Dynamic Simulations of Radial Lip Seals Followability in an Industrial Gearbox
Michel Organisciak, Rossana Iervolino, Mickael Sansalone, Stellario Barbera, SKF Engineering and Research Centre, and Alex Paykin, SKF Sealing Solutions

Gear Lubrication – Long­Term Protection for Wind Turbines
Steve Mazzola, Kluber Lubrication North America LP, Dr. Michael Hochmann, and Juian Wald, Kluber Lubrication Munchen SE & Co.
Gear Resonance Analysis and Experimental Verification Using Rapid Prototyped Gears
Scott R. Davidson and Jeffrey D. Hayes, The Boeing Company ­ Philadelphia

Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings
Dr. Carlos H. Wink and Marcelo Nakandakari, Eaton Corporation – Vehicle Group

How to Spec a Mill Gear
Frank C Uherek, Rexnord Industries LLC

Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (Weas) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes
Robert Budny, Clipper Windpower, Robert Errichello, GEARTECH, and Rainer Eckert, Northwest Laboratories

Session V – Materials & Heat Treatment
Heat Treatment of Big Gear Components
Gerhard Reese, Härterei Reese Bochum GmbH

Ductile Iron for Open Gearing: A Current Perspective
Fabrice Wavelet, Ferry Capitain and Michel Pasquier, CMD

Innovative Induction Hardening Process for Improved Fatigue Performance of External Spur Gear
Dr. Zhichao (Charlie) Li, Deformation Control Technology, Inc.

Controlling Distortion in Heat Treatment through Press Quenching
Art Reardon, Gleason Corporation

Vacuum Carburizing Large Gears
Nels Plough, Stack Metallurgical Services, Inc.

Moving Business Forward
October 1-3, 2013
In this world of tweets, new federal tax laws, trending, economic indicators, and forecasting, what is right for your company? Let the AGMA Strategic Resources Network (SRN) provide some clarity at the 2013 event this October in Asheville, NC.

The AGMA SRN events are designed with three things in mind: relevant presentations with take-home benefits, plant tours, and great networking opportunities. The 2013 event will not disappoint. Start your meeting on the golf course getting to know your peers. Then spend two days interspersed with two plant visits to Linamar and Meritor, and quality presenters on topics hand-picked by the leaders of the SRN for their relevancy to those in the gear industry.

The presentations include:
Making Websites and Social Media Work for Your Company
Mary Ellen Doran: Web Communications Manager, AGMA

Seven Key Numbers that Drive Success
Stan Blenke: Executive Vice President, Schafer Gear Works, Inc.

Steel Consumption Update
Cengiz S. Kurkcu: President, Industrial Engineered Steel Solutions, Timken Steel Company
Update on AGMA for Your Company, Your Profession, and Your Employees
Joe Franklin: President, AGMA

The Strategic Resources Network (SRN) is a group of up-and-coming professionals who are employed in the AGMA member companies, and this event is open to all AGMA members. The goal of the SRN is to perpetuate long-term viability of the industry and grow as future leaders of the association. For more information and to register, visit www.agma.org.