Communicating to the industry: AGMA has a way for you to stay on top of it all

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There is no question that the way we communicate personally and in business has changed drastically in the last decade. You might have read one of AGMA’s many blogs that covers multi-generational workforces and the communication challenges that it brings to manufacturing, including our beloved gear industry. Associations have been tasked with the steep responsibility of providing up-to-date content and information to all members on all platforms. AGMA takes this job very seriously and is always looking for the best way to get valuable information to membership.

Long gone are the days where mailing a brochure and sending an email is enough to send out information about upcoming events, education courses, and membership benefits. Engagement no longer must be face-to-face; instead, members from around the world can have discussions electronically on many platforms including social media. AGMA is dedicated to making sure members at all levels in their career have access to the right information they need to grow. So much so that AGMA has grown its communications strategy to provide webinars, an online learning management system, interactive website forums for technical committees, videos, a blog, newsletters, and much more.

Time is one of the most valuable commodities we have. The gear industry has faced a lot of changes in recent years with technological advancements, government policy shifts, employment challenges, and more. Staying on top of the latest information is time-consuming. AGMA knows this. Providing multiple ways members can access information is the key to keeping the promise of AGMA to help deliver leads, educate the industry, supply business intelligence, advance technology, and create business connections.

Many members have a preferred method of communication. This doesn’t mean AGMA won’t encourage you to participate in the other ways we disseminate important information. In fact, if you haven’t checked out our YouTube channel, you might be surprised at all the people in your industry who have contributed — not to mention, Matthew Croson’s epic cornhole tournament video!

Don’t have time for videos? Join the more than 300 million people on Twitter who are sharing the latest technology and news on manufacturing. Meet up with AGMA on LinkedIn where many of your gear peers are sharing photos of projects and great information about what their companies are doing. You might also find a potential employee on there.

AGMA only succeeds if members succeed. Let us do the heavy lifting of sorting through the mayhem that is facing manufacturing to provide you with the tools and information you need to make your company grow. Sign up for our industry newsletter, visit our education learning management system, follow us on social media and get in the know! If nothing else, start off by visiting www.agma.org.

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2017 Marketing & Forecasting Fall Conference, Rosemont, Illinois.

2018 Fall Marketing & Forecasting Conference

October 3-4, 2018 | The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois

Please join AGMA and IHS Markit for the Marketing & Forecasting Conference where you will receive an in-depth analysis on the Gear Market Report. You cannot get this kind of gear industry information anywhere else, so make sure to sign up today!

2017 Strategic Resources Network Attendees at Muncie Power Products Tour.

Strategic Resources Network

October 17-18, 2018 | Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby, Detroit, Michigan

The AGMA Strategic Resources Network (SRN) is a group that brings together AGMA members at all stages in their gear industry careers. The goal of the SRN is to provide a dynamic, educational, and collaborative forum to help participants grow, both within the industry and the association.

The 2018 SRN meeting is the perfect place for members to gain knowledge on leadership, best business practices, AGMA resources, technology, and professional development. The two-day conference is packed this year with industry experts covering topics on the latest drivetrain technology, workforce acquisition, automation in manufacturing, and more.

The best part? Attendees get two tours where they will be introduced to insights on supply chain management, see the latest in automation at FANUC America, and gain insights on automotive and aerospace lightweighting applied research at LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow. Come for the expert knowledge, but stay for the endless networking and connections.

Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis

October 24-26, 2018 | Hilton Houston Post Oak, Houston, Texas

Course description

Gain a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, learn the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained.

Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Gear Failure Analysis

November 6-8, 2018 | Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

Course Description

Explore gear failure analysis in this hands-on seminar where students not only see slides of failed gears but can hold and examine those same field samples close up. Experience the use of a microscope and take your own contact pattern from field samples.

Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Gear market report

This comprehensive report provides information on U.S. economic conditions, industry conditions for gears, gear market bookings, and gear market shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets including: total gears, industrial machinery gears, construction machinery gears, power transmission equipment gears, mining, oil & gas field equipment gears, ship & offshore platform gears, railroad equipment gears, and aerospace gears.

  • Quarterly reports include editable Excel spreadsheets with data.
  • Includes two registrations per year to semi-annual Marketing & Forecasting conferences.
  • No participation requirement.
  • Now open to members and nonmembers.

AGMA’s newest members

  • Advanced Nitriding Solutions, LLC
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  • Bell
  • GAM Enterprises
  • Jet Avion Corporation
  • Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.
  • Louis Belet S.A
  • Manipal University Jaipur
  • MGS Gears S.r.L
  • Mi TechCan Services
  • Penta Gear Metrology LLC