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Gear Talk With Chuck

Internships: How Does the Employer Benefit? Part II

[starbox] In my previous post I talked about the official ways an internship program benefited our company. Today I’d like to talk about a couple of unanticipated aspects of the

Gear Talk With Chuck

Internships: How Does the Employer Benefit?

[starbox] The first question my boss asked me when I suggested we start an intern program was “What’s in it for us?” Fortunately I had done my homework and read

Gear Talk With Chuck

Is It Summer Yet?

[starbox] With the extreme weather much of the country has been having it isn’t too surprising that many people are daydreaming about summer vacations and relaxing days far from the

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Times Haven’t Changed That Much

[starbox] I have been finding lots of interesting information on the Internet while researching my Fall Technical Meeting paper. Whoever decided to scan old engineering books and trade magazines for

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Each One Teach One

[starbox] I have posted previously about the need for mentors and teachers in the gear trade. Once a year the National Society of Professional Engineers designates a National Engineers Week

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100 Years of Four Wheel Drive?

[starbox] Gear history is a passion of mine along with the history of mechanical transportation. Growing up in Milwaukee we got a big dose of local history and the many

Gear Talk With Chuck

Time for a Gear Industry Mount Rushmore?

[starbox] I am not much of a professional basketball fan; to me the college game is more interesting than the NBA. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament may be the perfect

Gear Talk With Chuck

Everything Old is New Again

[starbox] Writing a technical paper sometimes requires digging deep in your files for that obscure reference you just know you kept a copy of somewhere. I’ve been collecting books, papers,

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All Hail the Internet

While it is customary for people of a certain age to decry the decline of civilization resulting from the Internet, this is one old guy who wonders how we ever

Gear Talk With Chuck

Many Hands Make For Light Work

[starbox] As mentioned in my last posting, the AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee ([HGRC)] was in Chicago this week for two days of work on the next edition of the