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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,

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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

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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”

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Do You Know Your Design DNA?

[starbox] One of the things I enjoyed about the gearbox repair business was the opportunity to study the design strategies of so many different companies, both foreign and domestic. Products

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It is Nagging Time Again

[starbox] One of the first posts of this blog encouraged participation in AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) “paper” program. Our magazine reprints many AGMA papers and, increasingly, from other international

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It’s All About Context

[starbox] I was one of those kids that loved reading the dictionary to learn new words, and that interest has continued into my golden years. The gear trade has its

Gear Talk With Chuck

Another Year Passes

[starbox] As a child, I was usually disappointed with New Year’s. Even if I managed to stay awake until Midnight, it was still the same old life, the same lousy

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Anticipation

[starbox]   A lasting memory from childhood is how long it took for future events to occur. We started looking forward to Christmas when the Sears catalog arrived in late