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Gear Talk With Chuck

The Importance of Record Keeping

    Very rarely does a gearbox designer have the opportunity to see his or her products at work many years later. Recently I was asked to inspect some gears

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Revisiting the Bad Old Days

  Unless you are involved with rebuilding old equipment, it may be entirely possible to never see a tooth flank with “progressive pitting.” Yes, once upon a time, boys and

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When Do You Trust Computers?

As mentioned previously in this blog, I am active in motor racing as a car owner, mechanic, and public relations representative. I first became a fan as a boy growing

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Missing the Geek Squad

  One of the things I miss most about full-time work is the presence of knowledgeable, in-house technical support for my computer. It has been a year of one failing

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Training vs. Education

The high cost of college and the crushing weight of student debt are seldom far from the headlines these days. Community colleges and technical schools are often touted as the

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Daily Chores

A current project has reminded me just how difficult it is to pull cost estimates together. You would think that with business being slow due to the oil slump, sales

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Training Days

What a pleasant surprise this week to get a request for information on training rookie gear machine operators! It is easy to get caught up in the negativity generated by

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TSA Trouble

Here in Chicago we are blessed with two big airports and the best connections to destinations around the world. While no longer the busiest airport in the country, O’Hare International

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Animal Trouble

Although the official astrological start to summer in the northern hemisphere is still three weeks away, the Memorial Day weekend just concluded marks the beginning of warm weather activities —

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100th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing

This weekend marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 motor race. While it no longer dominates the news cycle as it once did, the event still attracts the largest