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Gear Talk With Chuck

Continuous Improvement

Much of my gear career has involved the oil patch, so it was a treat to tour the Drake Oil Well Museum near Titusville Pennsylvania recently. Colonel (Edwin Laurentine) Drake

Gear Talk With Chuck

Origin Stories

Once in a while we need to take a break from the “honey do” list and start becoming familiar with our community. A trip to a nearby state park that

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Internet Never Forgets

Another one of those graduate student requests turned up in my e-mail inbox this week. This one referenced one of my AGMA Fall Technical Meeting papers, and the student had

Gear Talk With Chuck

Happy Independence Day!

Other than the fireworks, it is a quiet day for most of us here in the United States. We need this annual holiday to remind us that, despite the very

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Listening is an Act of Love

I have been listening to Story Corps on National Public Radio for many years. The program shares audio recordings made in booths that travel around the country; e.g., usually two

Gear Talk With Chuck

Tribal Memory

What a treat it has been to spend a few days with a group of young process engineers; sharing lessons learned alongside other gear industry veterans is more fun than

Gear Talk With Chuck

A Calling, Not a Job

In driving around my new hometown, I am struck by the grandeur of some of the older homes and buildings. Oil City, Pennsylvania was once home to giant oil companies

Gear Talk With Chuck

Good, Better, and Best

Setting up in a new location requires far more shopping than I am used to. Daily trips to the home improvement store will continue for the foreseeable future, and probably

Gear Talk With Chuck

Relocation Time

Today I moved for the seventh time in my career. It is the first time on my tab though so I am probably paying more attention to the process than

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Mastercam 2018 Focuses on Efficiency and Speed

Mastercam 2018 was recently introduced at EASTEC where attendees were impressed with the tools the software has available to get parts off the machine faster. Gear Technology caught up with