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Non-Traditional Manufacturing

  While 3-D printing looks for its place in the manufacturing world, other non-traditional methods are finding their way into our gear shops. Some, such as electro-discharge machining (EDM), were

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Does New Technology Require New Companies?

Our society seems enamored with new technology and the fortunes that can be made through a startup company. This has always puzzled me; a number of examples come to mind.

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Teach Your Children Well

  For the second year in a row I find myself writing a blog post around the International Day of the Girl (October 11th). One part of my brain says

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The Birth of an Industry

Do you know your company’s origin story? I have worked at seven different gear companies and have visited dozens more; all of them seem to have an interesting story about

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Happy Manufacturing Month!

  Somewhere someone is busy assigning months to celebrate various topics, and we have recently been informed that October is “Manufacturing Month.” And all these years I thought it was

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Business or Art?

Continuing with the Manufacturing Month theme…   Darle W. Dudley referred to the gear trade as an “art.” This reminds me of the early days of Gear Technology magazine when

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One Step at a Time

My first drafting class involved a lot of pencil sharpening. It was a boring exercise that the students found somewhat insulting. There were pencil sharpeners all over the school; we

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Each One Teach One

I have posted before about the many people who helped me along the way to becoming a productive member of the gear community. Today I would like to thank the

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Articles Wanted 

  In a short chat in the Gear Technology booth at the International Machine Tool Show the topic came up of what sort of articles our readers would like to

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Book Reviewers Needed

Every gear engineer ends up with a shelf full of reference books. Depending upon your age and experience level these may be books you bought or books you were given