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2011 AGMA FALL TECHNICAL MEETING --- CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 Fall Technical Meeting LogoPlanning is already underway for the 2011 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held October 30 – November 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH. Next year’s FTM will present a unique opportunity as it will be held in conjunction with both the AGMA Gear Expo AND ASM’s Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition. 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
  • Flexible couplings

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

Prepare a brief abstract, one page or less, of your paper and submit to AGMA Headquarters by January 18, 2011 (e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Authors should be prepared to meet the following schedule:

  • January 18, 2011       Abstract due at AGMA Headquarters.
  • February 7, 2011       Authors of selected abstracts notified and requested to prepare first draft.
  • April 25, 2011           First draft of selected papers due at AGMA Headquarters for peer review.
  • July 7, 2011              Review comments returned to authors for preparation of final draft.
  • August 31, 2011        Final paper (with illustrations and figures) due at AGMA Headquarters.

Contact AGMA Headquarters ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for further information.