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PERA Announces


Gary Reed from Lock-N-Stitch kicked off the "What’s New and What It Means to You" series in April with a webinar about casting repairs. Other noted speakers are to include Bill McKnight from MAHLE, Dr. Dmitri Kopeliovich from King Engine Bearings and Mark Ferner from Shell Oil.

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May 18

Understanding the Design and Function of Engine Bearings

Presented by Bill McKnight from MAHLE Clevite, this webinar explores the in’s and out’s of free-spread, crush, eccentricity, parting-line relief and oil film thickness. Bill will discuss matching bearing properties with engine parameters and customer expectations. This webinar will also cover common bearing distress modes, what causes them and means of prevention.

June 15

Engine Bearing Materials and Failure Analysis

Presented by Dr. Dmitri Kopeliovich, R& D Manager, King Engine Bearings


July 19

Why LOCK-N-STITCH Casting Repair Technicians Choose One Repair Method Over Others for Each Specific Damaged Part (Every part is different and requires special attention) 


Presented by Gary Reed, Lock-N-Stitch

August 10

MAHLE Pistons

Presented by Bill McKnight, MAHLE

September 13

The Importance of Clean to an Engine  

Presented by Mark Ferner, Shell Oil

October 19

Understanding the Confusing Maze of Piston Ring Design

Presented by Bill McKnight, MAHLE

Details about each webinar and pre-registration information can be
found at, or on the association’s Facebook and Linkedin
pages. The webinars are offered at no charge to current PERA members.
Non-PERA members who would like to attend the series can register
$59.99 per webinar. The webinar series is brought to you by Goodson
Tools and Lock-N-Stitch.


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