Events & Training

2013 Fall Technical Meeting

September 15-17, 2013

Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Registration for this event includes a free pass to Gear Expo 2013 -





Member $935
Nonmember $1,285
Single Session Member $275
Single Session Nonmember $395


Early Bird pricing ends August 16 at 11:59 pm EST


All hotel reservations must be made through the Indianapolis Housing Bureau, not through the individual hotels. Four hotels are available through the the bureau. Complete information is available on the Gear Expo website.


Sunday, September 15
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Technical Session I – Gear Manufacturing

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Networking Reception

Monday, September 16
7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Technical Session II – Gear Design Issues

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm – 5:15 pm – Technical Session III – Failure Analysis and Inspection

Tuesday, September 17

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Technical Session IV – Gear Drive Components

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Technical Session V – Materials & Heat Treatment



The AGMA 2013 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) provides an outstanding opportunity for you to receive the latest research in the field, network with your peers, and learn about latest methods and cutting edge technologies in use in the gearing industry today.

This year's FTM will feature 26 papers, presented in five sessions:

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


Session I - Gear Manufacturing

View and download complete abstracts here.

Moderator: Todd Praneis, Cotta Transmission Company, LLC

Power Skiving of Cylindrical Gears on Different Machine Platforms (13FTM01)
Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, The Gleason Works

Performance and Technological Potential of Gears Ground by Dressable cBN Tools (13FTM02)
Dr. Andreas Mehr, Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH

Analysis of Gear Root Forms : A Review of Designs, Standards and Manufacturing Methods for Root Forms in Gears (13FTM03)
Nitin Chaphalkar, DMG/Mori Seiki USA Inc.

Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Dis¬assembly (13FTM04)
Jodi Bello, Chief Engineer, David Brown USA Inc

Cubitron ™ II: Precision Shape Grains (PSG) Turn the Concept of Gear Grinding Upside Down(13FTM05)
Walter Graf, 3M


Session II - Gear Design Issues

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High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis (13FTM06)
Alexander L. Kapelevich, AKGears, LLC

Finite Element Analysis of a Floating Planetary Ring Gear with External Splines (13FTM07)
Dr. Vanyo Kirov, Caterpillar Global Mining, LLC

Application and Improvement of Face Load Factor Determination Based on AGMA 927 (13FTM08)
Dr. Ulrich Kissling, KISSsoft AG

Investigations on Tooth Root Bending Strength of Case Hardened Gears in the Range of High Cycle Fatigue (13FTM09)
Stefan Schurer, Gear Research Centre (FZG)

Calculation of the Tooth Root Load Carrying Capacity of Beveloid Gears(13FTM10)
Jannik Henser, RWTH Aachen Univrsity (WZL)

Striving for High Load Capacity and Low Noise Excitation in Gear Design (13FTM11)
Dr. Michael Otto, Gear Research Centre (FZG)


Session III - Failure Analysis and Inspection

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Practical Considerations for the Use of Double Flank Testing for the Manufacturing Control of Gearing (13FTM12)
Ernie Reiter, Web Gear Services Ltd. and Fred Eberle, Hi¬Lex Automotive Center

Gear Failure Analysis and Lessons Learned in Aircraft High-Lift Actuation (13FTM13)
Anngwo Wang, MOOG Inc. Aircraft Group

Metallurgical Investigation of “Tiger Stripes” on a Carburized High Speed Pinion(13FTM14)
March Li, Lufkin Industries, Inc.

White Structure Flaking in Rolling Bearings for Wind Turbine Gearboxes (13FTM15)
Hideyuki Uyama, NSK Ltd.

The Anatomy of a Lubrication Erosion Failure - Causation, Initiation, Progression and Prevention (13FTM16)
Raymond J. Drago, Drive Systems Technology, Inc. and Chad Smith, Chalmers & Kubeck


Session IV - Gear Drive Components

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Dynamic Simulations of Radial Lip Seals Flowability in an Industrial Gearbox (13FTM17)
Alex Paykin, SKF Sealing Solutions

Gear Lubrication – Long¬Term Protection for Wind Turbines (13FTM18)
Steve Mazzola, Kluber Lubrication North America LP

Gear Resonance Analysis and Experimental Verification Using Rapid Prototyped Gears (13FTM19)
Scott R. Davidson, The Boeing Company ¬ Philadelphia

Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (13FTM20)
Carlos H. Wink and Marcelo Nakandakari, Eaton Corporation – Vehicle Group

How to Spec a Mill Gear (13FTM21)
Frank C Uherek, Rexnord Industries LLC

Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (Weas) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes (13FTM22)
Robert Errichello, GEARTECH


Session V - Materials and Heat Treatment

View and download complete abstracts here.

Heat Treatment of Big Gear Components (13FTM23)
Gerhard Reese, Härterei Reese Bochum GmbH

Ductile Iron for Open Gearing - A Current Perspective(13FTM24)
Fabrice Wavelet, Ferry Capitain and Michel Pasquier, CMD

Innovative Induction Hardening Process for Improved Fatigue Performance of External Spur Gear (13FTM25)
Dr. Zhichao (Charlie) Li, Deformation Control Technology, Inc.

Controlling Distortion in Heat Treatment through Press Quenching(13FTM26)
Art Reardon, Gleason Corporation

Vacuum Carburizing Large Gears(13FTM27)
Nels Plough, Stack Metallurgical Services, Inc.