2nd ASTM Bearing and Transmission Steels Technology Symposium

(In-person only event)

Date: May 7, 2025 - May 9, 2025

Event Location:  Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Organized by: ASTM Committee on A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys



About the Event

The 2nd ASTM Bearing and Transmission Steels Technology Symposium will be held May 7, 2025 - May 9, 2025. The symposium is organized by ASTM Committee on A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, and will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

ASTM International have a long and successful tradition of organizing rolling bearing symposia and publishing the papers. The merging of the responsibilities for rolling bearing and transmission steels specifications, within the A01.28 subcommittee, is an opportunity to apply the synergies of rolling and sliding contact steel technologies.

The objective of the symposium is to bring together rolling bearing and transmission steel practitioners from the steel industries, rolling bearing and transmission product producers and users, research and development institutes and academia to present the latest steel technologies developments.

Topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Review of contact mechanics and steel technology requirements in rolling bearing and transmission component contacts,
  • New developments or reviews of steel technologies for rolling bearing and transmission components,
  • Air-melt and re-melt steelmaking process developments for bearing and transmission steels related to cost, quality (value) and environmental considerations,
  • New alloy and heat treatment developments,
  • Developments in bearing and transmission steel quality assessment methods,
  • Advances in rolling contact fatigue testing and sliding contact fatigue testing, including standardization, and relationships with service life,
  • Advances in performance prediction for bearing and transmission components.


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than August 31, 2024. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that your abstract submission is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email by October 18, 2024 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than April 15, 2025 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by early Spring 2025.



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.




After MONTH DAY, 2025
ASTM Member $100.00 $200.00
Non-member $200.00 $300.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An Individual Membership costs only $115.00. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee A01 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event at a reduced rate, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this symposium before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters– Symposium presenters do not need to register. All presenters will be automatically registered by ASTM.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee, you must be an active ASTM Student Member, full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration, please click the "Modify My Registration" button found in your registration confirmation email and follow the prompts to cancel your registration. Please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9522 if you need assistance.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at https://www.astm.org/contact.


Technical Chair Contact Information

Aidan Kerrigan
Email: aidan.kerrigan@skf.com
Phone: +31 30 60 75721


Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

The event will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. More information on how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of the event.


Standards Development Meetings

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 to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee A01 Homepage.