The American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has opened registration for a bearing materials webinar. This webinar is designed to provide an overview of numerous issues related to materials from which bearings and their components are manufactured. This will include a general overview of the process of steelmaking and hot forming as well as a discussion of impurities which are common to all steels, and their influence on performance. The presenters will also go over the principal ways of adjusting the strength of the steel (such as hardening grades with martensitic and bainitic structure, as well as case hardened components). The webinar will conclude with a comparison of the effect of these variants on life of bearings in different service conditions. This course will be moderated by Greg Tinnell, senior vice president of human resources, and presented by Dr. Werner Trojahn, both of the Schaeffler Group. It will take place September 30th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern.