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Gear Expo 2009

Two lucrative markets, more industries, a larger show floor and a new location with fresh networking opportunities - just a few of the reasons you don’t want to miss Gear Expo 2009. For 22 years, buyers of gears and gear manufacturers have relied on Gear Expo to combine cutting-edge workshops with state-of-the-art, cost saving technology demonstrations. This year, Gear Expo has expanded to co-locate with ASM’s Heat Treating Society’s Conference & Exposition, adding more than 150 exhibitors to help solve your manufacturing dilemmas, and providing more than 3,000 additional manufacturing personnel for you to network with. From defense and agriculture to automotive and construction, nearly every industry is represented at Gear Expo. And, we’ll do it all in Indianapolis, where the downtown convention center and its many skywalks put hundreds of dining, entertainment and networking opportunities at your fingertips.
  • Gear Expo puts you in the driver’s seat!
    See machinery in action, test drive the latest equipment and compare products side-by-side. The latest gear manufacturing machinery will be on display from Gleason, Hofler, Kapp, Koepfer, Liebherr, Mitsubishi, Reishauer,S tar-SU and many others!
  • Gear Expo provides new sources for your gearing needs from the leading gear manufacturers around the world.
  • Gear Expo connects you with suppliers for all your manufacturing needs,including: forgings, bearings, heat treating, inspection and more than 75 other product categories.
  • Gear Expo offers affordable, respected and gear-specific education programs developed by AGMA, ABMA, ASM and SME.
  • Gear Expo connects you with thousands of gear industry experts from around the world, all under one roof. You are face-to-face with the industry’s leading manufacturers to get your questions answered and your suggestions heard.
  • Gear Expo gives you unparalleled access to the global marketplace, providing best practices from around the world.
  • Gear Expo offers free educational presentations at the Solutions Center from more than 20 exhibiting companies providing the latest technologies and processes to make your company more productive and profitable.
  • Gear Expo only happens once every two years — you can’t afford to miss this opportunity where you are guaranteed to learn something new!
Who Should Attend:
  • Corporate Executives & Managers
  • Design & Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations & Plant Managers
  • Manufacturing & Production Personnel
  • Purchasing Managers & Buying Teams
  • Inspection & Quality Control Personnel

2009 ASM Heat Treating Society Conference & Exposition
Co - location Adds Value and Convenience
Join innovators, influencers and decision makers in the heat treating industry at the 2009 ASM Heat Treating Society Conference & Exposition, recognized by industry, academia and government professionals as the premier heat treating event in North America. Together with the American Gear Manufacturers Association, ASM’s Heat Treating Society is creating an exciting mix of education, technology, networking and exposition opportunities, all at Gear Expo and the Heat Treating Conference & Exposition.

Get Smart About Gears
With industry consolidation and a challenging economy transforming the manufacturing landscape, the gear industry is more competitive than ever before. Gear Expo has pulled together fresh insights and the tools you need for a focused, fast-paced conference. Discover solutions from the best in the business and take those lessons back to the office to keep your operations running at maximum efficiency.
AGMA has organized an enhanced series of meetings, training sessions and seminars of special interest to all segments of the gear industry. As a supplement to AGMA’s world-class education programs, ABMA and SME will also conduct seminars on current gear-related topics. Plus, don’t miss the “Gear Expo Solutions Center,” with more than 20 FREE presentations
by qualified Gear Expo exhibiting companies, conveniently located inside the exhibit hall.

Fall Technical Meeting
Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association
Sunday, September 13 – Tuesday, September 15
AGMA’s popular Fall Technical Meeting will present four information-packed sessions of more than 20 technical presentations in three days, while also leaving you plenty of time to visit Gear Expo 2009.

SME Gear Manufacturing Conference
Presented by: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Tuesday, September 15 –
Wednesday, September 16
This two-day event will deliver straight forward, practical information to improve and advance your gear manufacturing processes, which can differ depending on the application. The program wll address specific applications, materials, techniques, tools, finishing and post-process production. Discover the latest technologies and processes that will drive your operations forward and expand productivity goals. One-day and two-day registration is available.

Training School for Gear Manufacturing
Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association
Tuesday, September 15 –
Thursday, September 17
AGMA will hold the classroom portion of the “Basic Course” of the Training School for Gear Manufacturing. Presented by Mike Tennutti of Gleason Cutting Tools Corp., this three and a half-day classroom course will include in-depth training in standard nomenclature, gear involute geometry and inspection procedures.

Gear Expo Solutions Center
Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association
Tuesday, September 15 –
Thursday, September 17
More than 20 companies will present short 15–20 minute technical and commercial presentations in the Gear Expo Solutions Center on the show floor. These presentations are exclusively designed for attendees of Gear Expo to solve common anufacturing problems, and to brief them on the latest gear technologies and processes available.

Entering the Wind Turbine Gearbox Supply Chain
Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association
Wednesday, September 16
This seminar will offer a series of presentations covering the opportunities available to companies
who wish to enter the wind turbine gearbox supply chain. Topics will include market briefings, technology overviews and practical case studies on how manufacturers have successfully entered the wind turbine gearbox supply chain. The seminar will focus on the medium-scale to large-scale wind turbine market (100kW–multiMW). This is a great opportunity for business decision makers and technical managers who wish to get an insight on how they might take their companies into the supply of wind turbine gearboxes.

Why Bearings Fail
Presented by: American Bearing Manufacturers Association
Thursday, September 17
This course will be a basic primer for addressing the most common causes of bearing failures in gearboxes and related equipment. Understanding the causes of failures normally results in the improved performance of the equipment. The course will provide both OEMs and end-users valuable insights into bearing designs, features and proper bearing applications.


  • Bevel Gears
  • Bevel Gears - Spiral, Hypoid,
  • Zerol
  • Bevel Gears - Straight
  • Cast Gears
  • Circular Arc/Non-Involute Gears
  • Couplings
  • Crown Gears
  • Custom/Prototype Gears
  • Double Helical Gears
  • Face Gears
  • Fine Pitch Gears
  • Ground Gears
  • Helical Gears
  • Herringbone Gears
  • Internal Gears
  • Internal Splines
  • Master Gears
  • Planetary Gears
  • Plastic Gear Transmissions
  • Plastic Gears
  • Powder Metallurgy Gearing
  • PT Parts/Components
  • Pump Gears
  • Racks
  • Splines/Shafts
  • Sprockets
  • Spur Gears
  • Worm & Worm Gears
  • Bar Stock
  • Forgings
  • Gear Blanks
  • Iron (cast, ductile)
  • Near-Net Forgings
  • Plastics/Polymers
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Weldments
  • Bevel 1.34 — 13.4hp
  • Bevel >13.4hp
  • Coaxial
  • Custom Built Gear Boxes
  • Cycloidal Drives
  • Electric Geared Motors
  • Gear Units (Under 1kW)
  • Gearboxes, Helical/Bevel
  • Gearheads
  • High Speed plv >35m/sec
  • Multispeed Gearboxes
  • Parallel Shaft 1.34 — 13.4hp
  • Parallel Shaft >13.4hp
  • Planetary & Epicyclic Drives
  • Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers
  • Transmissions
  • Variable Speed
  • Wind Turbines
  • Worm 1.34 — 13.4hp
  • Worm >13.4hp
  • Arbors & Chucks
  • Broaches
  • Control Systems
  • Coolants
  • Cutting & Quenching Oils
  • Cutting Tools
  • Diamond Dressing Tools
  • Gear Rolling Dies
  • Grinding Wheels
  • Hob Sharpeners
  • Hobs
  • Honing Dressing Tools
  • Honing Wheels
  • Milling Cutters
  • Precision Mandrels
  • Rack Type Cutters
  • Shaper Cutters
  • Shavers
  • Slewing Rings
  • Thread Cutting
  • Tooling Supplies
  • Workholding Devices
  • Bevel Gear Generators
  • Bevel Gears
  • Broaching
  • Chamfering & Deburring
  • Chip Processing
  • CNC Rotary Tables
  • Coolant Filtration Systems
  • Cutter Inspection & Setting
  • Cutting
  • Finishing
  • Grinding
  • Hobbing
  • Honing
  • Keyseaters
  • Lapping/Testing
  • Machine Accessories
  • Measurement
  • Metal Processing
  • Milling
  • Mist Collection
  • Parts Washing
  • Rack Milling
  • Rebuilding
  • Recontrol/Retrofit
  • Robotic Equipment
  • Shaping
  • Shaving
  • Shot Peening Equipment
  • Spline Rolling Machines
  • Spline Rolling Racks
  • Stick Blade Grinding
  • Temperature Stabilization
  • Thread Cutting
  • Thread Grinding
  • Tool Sharpening
  • Tooling & Attachments
  • Turning
  • Used Machinery
  • Worm Grinding
  • Worm Milling Machines
  • Automation
  • Balancing Systems
  • Ballizing Systems
  • Bearings
  • Belt Drives
  • Bore Gages
  • Chain Drives
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Clutches & Brakes
  • Cooling Tower Fan Drives
  • Control Systems
  • Couplings Torsionally Soft
  • Couplings Torsionally Stiff
  • Dimension-over-Pins & Ball
  • Gages
  • Heat Treating Equipment
  • Inspection Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Material Handling
  • Pumps
  • Serrations
  • Spindles
  • Spline Gages
  • Surface Protection
  • Surface Texture Evaluation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Assembly
  • Balancing
  • Blast Cleaning
  • Breakdown/Emergency
  • Breakdown/Premium
  • Calibration Services
  • Coating
  • Consultancy
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Gear Finishing
  • Gear Grinding
  • Gear Repair/Gear Unit Repair
  • Gear Testing
  • Grinding Wheel Replating
  • Heat Treatment
  • Honing
  • Injection Molding
  • Inspection/Metrology
  • Internal Gear Grinding
  • Lubrication Analysis
  • Metal to Plastic Conversion
  • Metallurgical Testing
  • Milling
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Prototypes
  • Publications
  • Research
  • Seminars & Training
  • Services
  • Shot Peening
  • Software
  • Spline Broaching
  • Spline Rolling
  • Stress Relieving
  • Surface Coating
  • Tool Sharpening
  • Vibrator Finishing
Indianapolis  It’s so easy to do so much
Indy offers big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. The nation’s 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that caters to nearly 22 million visitors a year.
Indianapolis can boast of diverse strengths in the manufacturing, distribution, retail and service sectors. Economic diversity keeps Indy on a steady growth track and away from the boom and bust cycles experienced by many U.S. cities.
Getting to Gear Expo 2009 Indianapolis is commonly referred to as the Crossroads of America and is easily accessible from a wide variety of locations, with many interstate highways bisecting the city. Not only that, but half of the nation’s population is within a day’s drive, which makes traveling to Indy by car an attractive option for many Gear Expo attendees. If flying is more your speed, the Indianapolis International Airport offers travel on 11 airlines, as well as nonstop and direct flights to 39 destinations. And, it’s only a short 15-minute drive to the heart of downtown.
It’s so easy to do so much In Register to attend before September 14, 2009, for special discounted pricing!
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