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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,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Where is My Flying Car?

It was great fun reading news stories on the Back to the Future anniversary, and which inventions actually happened. Sorry, but a Hover Board just isn’t going to answer my

Gear Talk With Chuck

Uncertain Times

[starbox] While the news media is heralding improved job and income growth, people in gear manufacturing are worried about the security of their jobs. Low mineral prices, the drop in

Gear Talk With Chuck

Alumni Groups

[starbox] I wrote last time about how the Internet has made it easier to reconnect with people you used to know. It has also been a boon to the formation

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Sage of the Sales Department

[starbox] One of the great things about our Internet Age is the ability to reconnect with old friends and associates.  Apparently I have left quite a trail along the way,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Microgeometry

[starbox] Much of my design work involves “math modeling” gearsets to determine the lowest-cost components which will meet the requirements. Over the years, a designer develops his or her own

Gear Talk With Chuck

Feedback and Comments

[starbox] We are starting our second year of this blog and are pleased that it was named one of the Top 50 Design and Development Blogs on the Internet. Only

Gear Talk With Chuck

Trust, but Verify

[starbox] Lest you come away from my last posting thinking I am completely trapped in the past, I’ve invested a fair amount in new software during the past few years,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Questioning New Techniques

[starbox] In my last blog I mentioned the great analysis tools available to today’s gear engineers. On a current project, we are eagerly awaiting the finite element analysis (FEA) of

Gear Talk With Chuck

Studying the State of the Art

[starbox] A few years ago I presented a paper on reverse engineering at the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting. I heard through the grapevine that some folks were offended that “piracy”