The Eighth WZL Gear Conference - USA is being hosted by Reishauer Corp. and will provide the opportunity for North American companies to connect with WZL and learn about current research activities. For more than 50 years the annual WZL Gear Conference in Aachen, Germany, has been fostering technical collaboration and communication among the members of the WZL Gear Research Circle. The two-day conference is devoted exclusively to the presentation of the latest research in gear design, manufacturing and testing. Additionally, the software resources of the WZL Gear Research Circle are available for examination, including solutions for gear design and manufacturing process development. Participants of the conference are encouraged to tour the WZL laboratory with its shop floor and test rigs. Within this environment associations are formed and the exchange of knowledge among the members of the technical community is promoted. With up to 300 participants from Europe and overseas, the WZL Gear Conference is one of the largest annual events dedicated to gear technology in Europe.