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Important Travel Skills

  A cable TV movie brought a chuckle here at the world headquarters for an opening scene of two soon-to-be-dead characters arguing over a road map. A great plot device

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Reinventing the Factory

  McCormick Place will be transformed into a wonderland of machinery and tooling this weekend for the 2016 version of the International Machine Tool Show. IMTS will attract visitors from

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What if God Were One of Us in Sozhou China?

  The familiar words of Joan Osborne’s “What if God Were One of Us?” wafted out of the lounge when we returned from a long day of touring supplier factories

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Hear it First at FTM 2016

Gear Technology has a long history of publishing and archiving important technical papers from the American Gear Manufacturers’ Association (AGMA) Fall Technical Meeting (FTM). For those who want to be

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Gear Toys

My recent blog on educating kids on gears coincided with a birthday party invitation for a great nephew. Not having grandchildren of our own — I dare not put “yet”

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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.