Call for Papers - 2014 AGMA Fall Technical Meeting

8th November 2013

Planning is already underway for the 2014 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held October 12-14, 2014 in Crystal City, VA (near Washington, DC).  Attendees from all over the world are anticipated. To get things rolling, AGMA is soliciting technical papers.

Each year the Fall Technical Meeting provides an outstanding opportunity to share ideas with others on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures.  Authors have the opportunity to present the results of their work to an audience of knowledgeable professionals from the United States and abroad, and to participate in discussions with that audience.  Papers should be original to the AGMA audience (not a previously published paper), technically accurate, relevant to the gear art, and free of commercialism.

A membership survey indicated that papers on the following topics would be of considerable interest:

Unique applications -- Dynamics – Effects of flank modifications on load distribution -- Micropitting -- Manufacturing techniques -- Inspection and gear quality -- Metallurgy and its effect on gear rating -- Effect of surface finish on durability rating -- Noise/vibration -- Heat treatment and controlling distortion -- Wear and rating -- Lubrication -- Epicyclics (planetaries) -- Powder metallurgy and plastics gearing -- Failure analysis – FEM Modeling


Prepare a brief abstract, one page or less, of your paper and submit to AGMA Headquarters by January 15, 2014 (e-mail to

Authors should be prepared to meet the following schedule:

January 15, 2014 Abstract due at AGMA Headquarters.
February 6, 2014 Authors of selected abstracts notified and requested to prepare first draft.
May 15, 2014  First draft of selected papers due at AGMA Headquarters for peer review.
July 8, 2014  Review comments returned to authors for preparation of final draft.
August 29, 2014 Final paper (with illustrations and figures) due at AGMA Headquarters.

Contact AGMA Headquarters ( for further information.