What About Worms?

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Gear Talk With Chuck

What About Worms?

It is difficult to know where to start when writing about worm gears, because this market segment has defied “standardization” within the United States. The rest of the world has

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Bevel Buzzwords

Does technical lingo confuse you? If so, welcome to the bevel gear sector and its special kind of hell. The same “system” that benefited from standard geometry books for “straight”

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The Old Family Recipe

Continuing with bevel gears… As a beginning gear guy, I was very content to leave the bevel gear design to the experts. If my employer did not have a bevel

Gear Talk With Chuck

Nothing Remains Constant

We cannot leave our lesson about tooth depths without covering bevel gears. There is a tendency to think of bevels and worms as being best left to specialists, but a

Gear Talk With Chuck

Out of Your Depth?

How did that over pin calculation work out? My congratulations if you managed to work your way through it without tearing your hair out. Guess what? Those complicated formulas only

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It Gets Complicated

Why did something as simple as a standard tooth form fail to get traction? While the old joke about the number of opinions at any meeting of engineers being N+1,

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If Only It Was That Simple

In my last blog we went over “pitch” descriptions for spur gears. Engineers being stubborn individuals, it has not been possible to reach a consensus on a single set of

Gear Talk With Chuck

My, What Big Teeth You Have!

When I get a call from a new client, one of the first things I ask is “How big are the gears?” One person’s “big” parts may be laughably tiny

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Starting Your Book of Knowledge

A big part of the consulting business is reminding people of what they already know. Of course, your consulting career will be rather short if you do not develop kind

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The Final Step

So, you have put in your time, you have done the heavy lifting, you are ready to take that final step to the peak of Gear Mountain. Very few people