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Gear Talk With Chuck

Barn Find Gearboxes

Among old car fans few things stir interest more than the announcement that a valuable car has been found in some storage facility. Just this week we learned that the

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Unsung Heroes of the Gear Industry – Metallurgists

Is there a better time to salute metallurgists than when much of the country is in the midst of a massive cryogenic experiment? It is -15°F without wind chill as

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How Did You Become a Gear Expert?

[starbox] Some months ago I got a call from a young engineer asking how he could get into the consulting business. It was a flattering call but a rather tough

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Better Living Through Machinery

[starbox] Here in the Midwest we are going through a nasty winter. Between the relentless snow and bone-numbing cold, it has been a challenge keeping sidewalks and roadways clear for

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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

[starbox] I am happy to report that I survived my first Skype teleconference today. This amazing technology may be old hat to some of you but as a non-grandparent I

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How Old is Your Machinery’s Handbook?

[starbox] When discussing influential books on gears, I like to start with the venerable Machinery’s Handbook. No matter where you go in the industrial world you’ll find well thumbed copies

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Gear Training Then and Now

[starbox] Blogging about gear training brings to mind the widely attended Illinois Tool Works Gear School that Bob Moderow operated on behalf of his employer. When I attended in 1979,

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Who Taught You About Gears?

[starbox] “The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their proper name” — Chinese proverb Who taught you about gears? I was blessed with some great mentors in the early

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LAST CALL for AGMA Fall Technical Meeting paper abstracts!

[starbox] There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of building your own “personal brand.” The gear trade in the United States is more open than elsewhere

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Introduction

  I am honored to serve as Gear Technology’s first official blogger. As a gear industry lifer, talking about gears is one of my favorite activities and I look forward