International Conference on Gears 2017: Discover innovative gear technology, network around the world and build partnerships!

International Conference on Gears

The 7th International Conference on Gears 2017 will be held in Garching near Munich at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich from September 13th to 15th, 2017. Supported by national and international associations, the conference brings together over 600 leading experts from the international gear and transmission industry. Participating in the conference gives you the opportunity to take part in this leading international forum and learn about the latest developments and research results in the powertrain industry and academia.

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Conference topics

Following on from the success of the past conference, there is little doubt that the International Conference on Gears 2017 will once again be a unique meeting point for equipment manufacturers, producers and researchers of gear and transmission systems and present your new solutions, latest research results and technical ideas. There is still room for improvement in the field of gears and transmissions, how gears can contribute to increasing energy efficiency, reducing resource consumption and how new technologies will be incorporated in the powertrain.

The Conference will present the following topics:

  • Design, analysis, geometry and simulation of gears and transmissions
  • Industrial application, such transmissions for energy systems or for mobility systems, etc.
  • Manufacturing, such as productivity increases with new concepts for machine and manufacturing processes, machine running time or throughput time – balancing productivity and flexibility
  • NVH behavior and noise reduction
  • New materials, lubrication and coatings for higher durability
  • Testing, for example, new test methods and/or procedures for service life, efficiency or predictive maintenance

Attend specialist lectures, for example, from the following companies:

ABB, AKGears, DriveConcepts, ESI ITI, Georgii Kobold, GKN Sinter Metals Engineering, Gleason Plastic Gears, Harmonic Drive Systems, Involute Simulation Softwares, imq Ingenieurbetrieb für Materialprüfung Qualitätssicherung und Schweißtechnik, JATCO, JR Dynamics, KISSsoft, Orbitless Drives, Ovako, Renk, Rolls-Royce Deutschland, Romax Technology, SEW-Eurodrive, Siemens, Sintex, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Stackpole International, SwePart Transmission AB, Toyota Central R&D Labs., VibraTec, Voith Turbo, Wittenstein, ZeMA - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik, ZF Industrieantriebe Witten, ZG Hypoid

Grand opening and discussion about factors influencing the future of gears

The presidents of the International Conference on Gears 2017, Professor K. Stahl and Professor i.R. B.-R. Höhn, Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technische Universität München (TUM) and Dr. Bouché from Getriebeau Nord officially open the conference by welcoming all registered guests.

“Will gears be a high-tech product in the future?”: The subsequent panel discussion will focus on the main question as to what will influence  gear technology in the future. In an open dialog between different experts and stakeholder organizations the panel will discuss the current situation, future trends and solutions in the field of gear technology.

Topics will include the importance of plastic gears to a modern industry or how CnC machines offer flexibility and cost effectiveness in key areas of gear manufacturing and the impact on business. Questions such as “Why is conventional thinking and manufacturing paradigms preventing the widespread adoption of cost-effective powder-metal energy transfer solutions that minimize NVH and maximize efficiency and power density?” or “Tradition vs. progress – how can we reconcile the potential of material, lube oil, calculation and machining with increasing emphasis on reliability, efficiency, lightweighting, and cost?” will be considered.

Panelists are:

  • Andrew Dempsey, Vice President, Powder Metal Division, Stackpole International, Ancaster, Canada
  • George Diaz, General Manager, Gleason Plastic Gears, Rochester, New York, USA
  • Claude Gosselin, Ph.D., P.Eng., President, Involute Simulation Softwares Inc., Quebec, Canada
  • Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Pinnekamp, Head of Central Technology, Renk AG, Augsburg, Germany

Accompanying conferences focus on high-performance plastic gears and gear production

In addition to the conference program of the International Conference on Gears 2017 the accompanying conferences once again offer a deep insight into all aspects of

>> Gear Production 2017

>> High-Performance Plastic Gears 2017

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Mrs. Koerber.

Two social events offer excellent networking opportunities

The conference offers many opportunities to meet up with colleagues - old and new - during the breaks. A social evening in the main hall of the university will be held on the second conference day. In addition, we warmly invite you to an external evening event at the Hofbräuhaus München, one of the most famous German breweries and a Munich hot spot. The social events are included in the conference attendance fee.

Guests are able to experience live gear technology

Attendees will get the chance to visit the nearby test and laboratory facilities of the Gear Research Centre (FZG). Several guided tours with different core topics offer the opportunity to get a deeper insight into a variety of innovative gear test rigs and laboratory equipment. Further information and registration for the tours will be available at the FZG information desk during the conference.

Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities

The International Conference on Gears 2017 – the world´s leading congress in the field of gears and transmissions – offers you the chance to reach out to key players.  Speak directly to your targeted audience and interact with high-profile delegates through sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. If you are interested in presenting your products and services, send an email to Mrs. Springfeld

Ensure your participation – register for the International Conference on Gears 2017

Make sure you will be part of the leading international platform for equipment manufacturers and producers and also researchers into gear and transmission systems. Register now and reserve your personal ticket today!

13.09 - 15.09.2017 Garching bei München available 1490 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.

Advisory Board

 Amir Aboutaleb Amir Aboutaleb AGMA - American Gear / Alexandria

 Albert Albers Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) / Karlsruhe

 Kyrill Arnaudow Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kyrill Arnaudow Institute of Mechanics / Sofia

 Heinz-Uwe Arnscheidt Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Uwe Arnscheidt Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft / Wolfsburg

 Jörg Börner Dr.-Ing. Jörg Börner ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

 Johan Bos Johan Bos Damen Schelde Gears / Vlissingen

 Bernhard Bouché Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Bouché Getriebebau Nord GmbH & Co KG / Bargteheide

 Christian Brecher Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL / Aachen

Prof. Bingkui Chen Chongqing University / Shapingba,Chongqing

 Adam Döbröczöni Prof. Dr. Adam Döbröczöni University of Miskolc / Miskolc

 Joze Duhovnik Prof. Dr. Joze Duhovnik Faculty of Mechanical Engineering / Ljubljana

 Hartmut Faust Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Faust LuK GmbH & Co KG / Bühl

 Carsten Gitt Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gitt Daimler AG / Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Sc. Veniamin Goldfarb Staatliche Technische / Izhevsk

 Carlo Gorla Prof. Ing. Carlo Gorla Politecnico di Milano / Milano

 Arbogast Grunau Dr. Arbogast Grunau Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG / Herzogenaurach

 Norbert Haefke Norbert Haefke FVA GmbH / Frankfurt

 Jörg Hermes Dr.-Ing. Jörg Hermes SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG / Bruchsal

 Ralf Hess Dr. Ralf Hess Siemens AG / Bocholt

 Manfred Hirt Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Hirt FZG-Augsburg / Augsburg

 Bernd-Robert Höhn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Robert Höhn FZG Forschungsstelle für / Garching

 Haruo Houjoh Prof. Dr.-Ing. Haruo Houjoh Tokyo Institute of Technology / Yokohama-city

 Donald Houser Prof. Dr. em. Donald Houser The Ohio State University / Columbus, OH

 Georg Jacobs Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs Institut für Maschinenelemente / Aachen

 Ahmet Kahraman Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kahraman The Ohio State University / Columbus, OH

 Ulrich Knödel Dr. Ulrich Knödel GETRAG Getriebe- und Zahnradfabrik / Untergruppenbach

 Caroline Körber Caroline Körber VDI Wissensforum GmbH / Düsseldorf

 Aizoh Kubo Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aizoh Kubo Kyoto University / Sakyou-ku, Kyoto

 Erhard Leidich Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erhard Leidich Technische Universität Chemnitz / Chemnitz

 Dirk-Olaf Leimann Dipl.-Ing. Dirk-Olaf Leimann ZF Wind Power Antwerpen NV / Lommel

 Heinz Linke Prof. em. Dr.-Ing.habil. Heinz Linke Technische Universität Dresden / Dresden

 Geng Liu Geng Liu Northwestern Polytechnical University / Xi'an Shaanxi

 Athanassios Mihailidis Prof. Dr.-Ing. Athanassios Mihailidis Aristotle University / Thessaloniki

 Vojislav Miltenovic Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vojislav Miltenovic Mechanical Engineering Faculty / Nis

 Ichiro Moriwaki Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ichiro Moriwaki Kyoto Institute of Technology / Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

 Harald Naunheimer Dr.-Ing. Harald Naunheimer ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

 Michel Octrue Dr. Michel Octrue CETIM Centre Technique / Senlis Cedex

 Robin Olson Robin Olson Rexnord Corporation / Milwaukee

 Jose Pedrero Prof. Dr. Ing. Jose Pedrero Universidad Nacional de Educacion / Madrid

 Burkhard Pinnekamp Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Pinnekamp Renk AG / Augsburg

 Gerhard Poll Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Poll Leibniz Universität Hannover / Hannover

 Datong Qin Prof. Dr. Ing. Datong Qin Chongqing University / Shapingba,Chongqing

 Zsolt Roth Dipl.-Ing. Zsolt Roth Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG / Heidenheim

Philipp Roth FZG / Garching

 Bernd Sauer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Sauer TU Kaiserslautern / Kaiserslautern

 Berthold Schlecht Prof. Dr.-Ing. Berthold Schlecht TU Dresden / Dresden

 Michael Schöffmann Dipl.-Ing. Michael Schöffmann Audi AG / Ingolstadt

 Alfred J. H. Schoo Prof. Dr. Alfred J. H. Schoo Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Reck / Bocholt

 Ray Snidle Prof. Ray Snidle Cardiff School of Engineering / Cardiff

 Karsten Stahl Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl FZG Forschungsstelle für / Garching

 Peter Tenberge Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge Fakultät für Maschinenbau / Bochum

 Joachim Thomas Dr.-Ing. Joachim Thomas ZG Hypoid GmbH / Eching

 Philippe Velex Prof. Dr. Ing. Philippe Velex INSA - Institut National des Sciences / Villeurbanne Cédex

 Reiner Vonderschmidt Dr.-Ing. Reiner Vonderschmidt Georgii-Kobold GmbH & Co. KG / Horb

 Michael Weigand Prof. Michael Weigand Technische Universität Wien / Wien

 Toni Weiss Dr.-Ing. Toni Weiss GanaCon Gear analysis and consulting / Inning

 Ralf Wittor Dr.-Ing. Ralf Wittor Eickhoff Antriebstechnik GmbH / Bochum