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Continuing Education

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Gear Technology and its sister publication, Power Transmission Engineering, have FaceBook pages where members can view new content on a regular basis and post topics that interest them. We had

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Be Careful What You Wish For

  We used to warn our children to “be careful what you wish for, you might get it.” Recently I blogged in favor of jump starting the economy with access

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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