A01 Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys

    Title: 12th International Symposium on Rolling Bearing Steels – Progress in Bearing Steel Metallurgical Testing and Quality Assurance

    Dates: Wednesday May 15 2019 - Friday May 17 2019

    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Denver, CO

    Event Name: May 2019 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The ASTM 12th International Symposium on Rolling Bearing Steels – Progress in Bearing Steel Metallurgical Testing and Quality Assurance will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 15-17, 2019. Sponsored by ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committee.

    The objective of the symposium is to bring together rolling bearing steel practitioners to present the latest developments in rolling bearing steels and testing. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers, rolling bearing users and development institutes will be encouraged.

    Topics may include but not limited to:

    • Use of fracture mechanics in bearing steel testing and quality assurance,
    • Dimensional stability testing and specification requirements,
    • Advances in rolling contact fatigue testing and standardization,
    • Bearing steelmaking process developments related to cost and quality (value),
    • Bearing steel quality assessment developments,
    • Steel internal cleanliness effects on the bearing service life performance,
    • Developments in ultrasound testing methodologies,
    • New alloy and heat treatment developments,
    • Latest information on bearing steel/rolling bearing functional testing methods and practices,
    • Material factors in bearing life prediction models, effects of steel internal cleanliness, alloy additions and microstructure.

    Who Should Attend
    The information in the symposium papers will be novel enough to benefit experienced/specialist bearing steel technologists and wide-ranging enough to benefit newcomers. The steel and bearing producers and users will have the opportunity to learn about new developments in testing and also about added value opportunities from various steelmakers, rolling bearing producers and research and development service providers.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes May 8, 2019. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -admission to the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening receptions (all hosted), and
    -a copy of the proceedings (STP) after it has been published.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only and does not include admission to the receptions or a copy the resulting STP described above.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee450.00475.00
    Non-Member Fee475.00500.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Session ChairWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.90 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman John Beswick, Montfoort, The Netherlands, Email: john.m.beswick@gmail.com, Tel: +31 61 296 0950.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202.

    Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ASTM, to the destination where we are holding this meeting, and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you book a hotel outside of the block, and a contracted room goes unsold, we must pay penalty fees to the hotel. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Denver Downtown Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-888-627-8405 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 12th, 2019. ASTM rates are $199 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $163. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received before end of business day (5pm) prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: High Speed Internet is available in guest rooms for a daily surcharge.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 24.0 miles/30-35 minutes from the Denver International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (303)-893-3333 and the general fax number is (303)-626-2543. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Downtown Denver.

    For information on the city of Denver, visit the Denver Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau at Visit Denver.

    RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in Denver.

    Uber is offering your first ride FREE (up to $20) for first time riders only. Download the app or visit www.uber.com and enter the code UBERON20.

    PARKING: Valet parking is avaiable for a rate of $49 daily. Self-parking is also available for a rate of $41 daily.

    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Denver. The average temperatures in May range from a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee A01 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information about future A01 meetings, please visit A01 Future Meetings.


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton Downtown Denver is in compliance with ADA standards.

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