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Gear Talk With Chuck

The Power of “What If?”

  As mentioned previously in this space, I get many e-mails and phone calls from people with gear “problems.” Or should I say “Gear Opportunities?” For the most part I

Gear Talk With Chuck

Repair, Replace, or Rebuild?

      I enjoy watching car auctions on cable television. Some of my enjoyment comes from the commentators telling stories of similar cars they had in the past and

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Job Satisfaction

    Every once in a while you need a reminder of why you enjoy your work. This week I got to witness final testing of a very complex gearbox

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It’s a 24/7/52 World

    This curmudgeon recently got a good lesson on how the Internet has changed the world. My adult children have been trying to get me to understand that you

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Flexibility and Capability as a Goal

My last blog discussed the age-old question of specialization vs. adaptability. You do not need a long memory to understand just how powerful specialization can be in setting the market

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Specialization vs. Adaptability

Darwin posited that life on earth evolved to make the most of its environment. Too much competition for low hanging leaves, he concluded, prompted giraffes to grow long necks so

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Thanksgiving

I was going to reflect on how November 22, 1963 changed so many things, but decided it wasn’t an anniversary ending in a five or a zero and I would

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Energy Policy Thoughts

Our industry makes parts for all different types of energy and transportation. AGMA, our national trade association, was formed, in part, because the growing automotive field needed standardization. Through the

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Technology Trends

GT Has Its Eye on the Future of Gear Manufacturing Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor The 2016 November/December issue of Gear Technology is going places. More specifically, it’s taking readers into

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Friends in High Places

U.S.-based motorsports have had a lot to cheer about in Formula One this season with the debut of the first American team in thirty years. Haas F1, sponsored by one