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Recycled Materials

  Continuing with the environmental theme of the previous blog, an impressive change has occurred in the recycling industry since I was collecting newspapers with the Boy Scouts back in

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What if We Save the World Anyway?

In the midst of a heated discussion on the environment fifteen years ago, my son asked a thought provoking question: “What if we saved the world and it really didn’t

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Spare Parts

Thanks to the Internet we have come to expect the instant availability of everything needed for daily life. The prospect of unmanned delivery drones clouding the skies might have seemed

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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