Online conference for bearings

The online version of the conference was a resounding success!

More than 1100 participants, 35 international speakers, 5 days of concentrated technical knowledge. The premiere of the virtual “BEARING WORLD by FVA” conference was a resounding success. Everything revolved around bearings, in theory and practical application, at this online FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.) event.

Innovative drive technology requires interaction between research and industry, and the BEARING WORLD by FVA expert forum is the right platform. For the third edition of the industry meeting, this dialog took place online for the first time, from 19-23 October, 2020.

Professor Eckhard Kirchner, Head of the Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements (PMD) at Technical University (TU) Darmstadt: “I thought the format was very good, and FVA’s organization was excellent. As a session chair, the continuous flow of incoming questions allowed me to structure them thematically.”

FVA would like to thank sponsors SKF, SCHAEFFLER, KLINGELNBERG, and TSUBAKI NAKASHIMA, all of the exhibitors, participants, and moderators, and our board. As with our collective research, all participants came together at the event to make this new form of exchange possible.

We are already excited about interesting new topics, and look forward to meeting again in two years at BEARING WORLD by FVA 2022.

Primary Topics

BEARING WORLD focuses on all facets of bearings and all involved components, with special emphasis on rolling bearings – in combination with or comparison to plain or magnetic bearings.

» Bearing Durability and Dimensioning
» Bearing Mechanics
» Bearing Selection and Design
» Condition Monitoring and Sensors
» Electric Drive Technology and Challenges to Bearings
» NVH (noise, vibration, harshness)
» Premature Rolling Element Bearing Failures
» Rolling Contact Fatigue and Materials
» Tribology and Fluid Dynamics



More than 1,100 participants from industry and research, from the countries: Argentina, Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Brazil, Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Denmark, Egypt; France; Ghana; Germany; Great Britain; Greece; India; Iran; Indunesia; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Malezja; Mexico; Netherlands; Oman; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Korea; Qatar; Romania; Russia; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; USA

Program as PDF

How can I join the online event?

On the day of the event, login here with your account credentials
and click visit BEARING WORLD now to join the online event.

Technical Requirements:

Use a device with an adequate Internet connection (not a mobile connection) as well as stable audio transmission. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or a similar browser. Please do not use Internet Explorer, as this browser is no longer supported. 

Please also note that presentations are opened using GoTo Webinar. Therefore, your company must permit running the GoTo Webinar executable. Please allow pop-up windows in your browser. 

FVA assumes no responsibility and does not guarantee that the virtual event can be properly conducted within the specific hardware and software environment of the digital medium used by the participant (PC, tablet, smartphone).

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