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Gear Talk With Chuck

What Defines Success?

[starbox] The last of my uncles died this week. In my parents’ generation he was considered a successful man, despite not having a college degree. At the age he “should”

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Arsenal of Democracy

[starbox] The Memorial Day holiday means different things to different people. To some it is the official start of summer, although the erratic weather makes planning outdoor activities chancy. To

Gear Talk With Chuck

Failing Boldly

[starbox] Aside from the pure mechanical beauty of it, my favorite thing about the Indy 500 is the tradition. What’s more, few events can match it in terms of size

Gear Talk With Chuck

Ideas Ahead of Their Time

[starbox] The magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and many special features will be published about technological breakthroughs that occurred during that time. I’ve been a subscriber from

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The Journey or the Destination?

[starbox] I belong to a number of online technical forums besides contributing to the occasional “Ask the Expert” column here at Gear Technology. Lately I have noticed a disturbing (at

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A Sure Sign of Spring

[starbox] Over the years, some of the luster has come off the Indianapolis 500, but it remains a major cultural influence. I caught the racing bug as a kid growing

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Treasured Gear Books

[starbox] This week’s Helical Gear Rating Committee meetings included a much hoped for improvement: a new member! Not only that, a new member under 40 years old. I won’t embarrass

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The Peer Review Process

[starbox] I began this blog with an appeal for abstracts for the 2014 AGMA Fall Technical Meeting. For those of you who had an abstract accepted, this is a gentle

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So How Much is This Going to Cost?

[starbox] Estimating is a necessary evil in every shop. Nobody wants to do it, but if it doesn’t get done there is no business. Fortunately, we have better estimating tools