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Time for the Clan to Gather

  Has your e-mail inbox been full lately? It is a sure sign that the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) is rapidly approaching. This years “gathering of the clan” will

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Sarcasm Font Needed?

  The metaphor post got me thinking of just how much miscommunication occurs because people do not speak or write directly to the point. Aside from this blog and the

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Speaking in Metaphors

  As one of our trade’s more accessible “experts,” I am happy to field questions from the general public, too. This week one of the more unusual calls was from

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Reboots

  A commercial touting the reboot of MacGyver just appeared on my office TV screen and I recall with fondness its tales of improvised solutions. Now, the term “MacGyver” has

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Personal Milestone

  Today begins my ninth year as a consulting engineer! It shocks me that I have now worked for myself longer than as an employee at any other gear company.

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Unknown Geniuses

Following up on my last blog concerning the now-defunct giants of mill building…the geniuses who designed those machines never got the individual acclaim they deserved. Authors, architects, and even car

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  Our Facebook page recently displayed some great vintage photos of the old Mesta Machine shop. Back when American firms built the biggest and best equipment in materials processing, Mesta

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Starting Them Young

We were delighted to get a blog comment that did not involve cut-rate sunglasses! To wit: “How would you promote gear/transmission technology to school children, and what resources would you

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Making Manufacturing Cool Again

Can you remember the first time you saw a gear? I remember seeing gears on a cousin’s erector set crane when I was six or seven. A friend got a

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Churning the Continuing Education Dollar

Our magazine publishes hundreds of high-quality technical articles every year. Considerable effort has gone into maintaining a searchable archive of those articles so readers can self-educate themselves on topics of