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3-D Printing Follow-Up

My initial skepticism about 3-D printing’s place in the gear industry took a solid hit during a recent visit to a client. I am used to seeing colorful renderings of

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Each One Teach One Follow-Up

Regular readers know that I am a big proponent of internships for college students. It is a great way to develop future gear industry talent without a huge commitment of

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Family Reunion Time

The AGMA Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) has been called a gear industry family reunion. This year’s gathering gets underway Sunday (Oct. 18th) in Detroit and concludes Tuesday with the start

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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 it

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Old School Technology Boosts High Technology

A popular cable car customizing show recently featured a segment on using 3-D printing to produce a prototype part. There wasn’t anything original in that; 3-D printing has been popular

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One World Now

My Saturday morning routine now includes watching a bit of “futball” from the English Premier League. The next day an American football game was broadcast from London as well. It

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LESSONS LEARNED

“There’ll be better days, but I’m getting by with these…”                                                                                     “Kids These Days,” by Tom Rush Amazon makes it easy for us aging Boomers to reconnect with the

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Honorable Data

The huge flap over the Volkswagen “defeat code” for diesel EPA testing is a cautionary tale for all engineers and executives — regardless of product category. Gaming the system to

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Representing Our Trade

Ever get random gear questions thrown your way? As a rather public “gear guy” I am used to questions coming in via e-mail and try to answer promptly. It helps

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How Reliable is Our Information?

How much can we trust our understanding of how things work? There was a special joint web ex meeting this week between two AGMA committees that got me thinking about