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Gear Milestones Needed

[starbox]The American Gear Manufacturers Association (www.agma.org) will be celebrating its centennial in 2016. In preparation for the big party, they are developing a timeline of major milestones of our trade,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Time to Update Our Clichés?

[starbox]Evolving language and out-of-touch “seniors” not understanding it have been popular topics with stand-up comedians for many years. Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, I found their routines hilarious.

Gear Talk With Chuck

Long Lasting Gear Designs

[starbox]It is time to start preparing for the racing season so I have finally been spending some time in the garage. As a follow up to my last blog posting

Gear Talk With Chuck

Paying it Forward

[starbox]Sometimes we cannot really anticipate the positive future effects of something we do today. This was illustrated to me this winter as it has been rather chilly in the house

Gear Talk With Chuck

Where are Future Gear Guys and Gear Gals Coming From?

[starbox]Social media allows us to keep in touch with a much wider range of people than ever before. Recently one of my wife’s cousins posted a copy of her eight-year-old

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Secret Weapon: Checklists

[starbox]One of the first things I learned in the Boy Scouts was the use of checklists to make sure things weren’t forgotten for camping trips. The Scouts were very big

Gear Talk With Chuck

Sleeping on It?

[starbox]Do you lose sleep over your work? I have blogged previously about being troubled over employee evaluations but have to admit the real “sleep thief” for me is unresolved design

Gear Talk With Chuck

Why is this Stuff Still so Complicated?

[starbox] Much of my engineering practice is working with companies that design machines only once in a while. I enjoy working with the people on their staff and coaching them

Gear Talk With Chuck

Asset or Liability?

[starbox]In encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering, I think it is important to be honest about the current “status” of engineers in the working world. There was

Gear Talk With Chuck

It Isn’t a Job. It’s a Passion

[starbox] February 22-28, 2015 is the 64th annual National Engineers’ Week — as established by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The week varies a bit from year to year,