Gear Failure Analysis – Oct. 2024

October 22 – 24, 2024

AGMA National Training Center 7500 S Pulaski Rd, Bldg 300

Course Description

Format: In-person Course

Where: Chicago, IL

Date: October 22-24, 2024

  • Tuesday, October 22 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 23 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, October 24 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Reg. Deadline: October 15, 2024

Gear Failure Analysis

Explore gear failure analysis in this hands-on seminar where students not only see slides of failed gears but can hold and examine over 130 specimens with the same failure modes covered in the seminar. Approximately half of the course time consists of students in groups identifying failure modes on failed gears and working on a case study. Microscopes are available to examine failed specimens.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 2.0 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the primary and secondary failure modes
  • Use the proper nomenclature to describe the morphology of gear failure
  • Understand common tools and methods used in gear failure analysis
  • Diagnose the root causes of failure
  • Prescribe remedies to prevent repeat failures
  • Use the GEARTECH textbook and other provided resources for ongoing study of gear failure analysis
  • Tailor failure analysis techniques for their specific requirements

Who Should Attend

Suitable for gear engineers, users, researchers, maintenance technicians, lubricant experts, and managers.

Are you a member of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)? As an ABMA member, you receive discounts on all programs that AGMA offers. Email AGMA Education at for a complimentary promo code to receive member pricing on this course.

Registration Rates

Member Rates

First Registrant per Member Company


Additional Registrant per Member Company



First Registrant per Non-Member Company


Additional Registrant per Non-Member Company


Hotel Information

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport
6624 S. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

You can book your room at the discounted rate of $179 per night. The hotel cutoff date is September 21, 2024.


COVID-19 On Site Safety

AGMA is committed to the safety of all participants, instructors, and staff. Below are the guidelines that will be followed for all in-person 2022 events.

  • Wearing masks indoors when not eating or drinking is not required but recommended.
    For locations that require masks: please follow local or state guidelines.
  • Vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is not required but recommended.
    Every effort is being made to allow for social distancing during the conference. Please follow guidance on site.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided on site. Frequent hand washing on site is recommended.
  • Frequent cleaning and food safety measures are in place at the venue.
  • If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or had recent exposure to COVID-19 prior to the start of the event, please do not attend.
  • AGMA will make COVID-19 Rapid Tests available on site should you experience symptoms while the event is taking place.

Each participant will also be required to sign the AGMA Student Commitment to Safety Agreement. 

AGMA Safety Guidelines

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