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Experts Work Here

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Michael Goldstein

Our goal at Gear Technology for the past 31 years has been to bring you the best possible technical information about gear manufacturing. We serve as the industry’s educational resource, explaining the technology not only so that you can understand it, but also so that you can make use of it in your gear-related business.

We’re serious about making sure that information is reliable, accurate and up-to-date. That’s why we have our technical articles reviewed by experts before we publish them. We rely heavily on our roster of technical editors, all of whom have decades of experience solving gear related problems, teaching gear-related classes and seminars, and working with the AGMA to write the standards we all rely upon. Our authors and contributors are without a doubt among the most knowledgeable people in the gear industry. In short, when you’re reading Gear Technology, you can be sure that you’re reading the work of experts.

Nowhere is that more true than in our “Ask the Experts” column. Last issue we announced that we’ll be hosting a live, inperson version of that column in our booth (#2030) at Gear Expo in October. We’ve lined up a panel of experts who should be able to answer almost any question you might have related to gears. So far, those experts include:

  • Dr.-Ing. Nicklas Bylund, Sandvik Coromant, Manager Engineering Competence Center
  • Dr.-Ing. Andreas Mehr, Liebherr Verzahntechnik, Technology Development, Grinding and Shaping
  • Dr. Hartmuth Müller, Klingelnberg, Chief Technical Officer
  • John O’Neil, Star SU, Engineering Manager-Gear Tools
  • ,b>Chuck Schultz, Gear Technology technical editor and Principal, Beyta Gear Service
  • Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, Gleason Corporation, VP Bevel Gear Technology/R&D
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl, Technical University of Munich, Head of the Gear Research Center (FZG)
  • Frank Uherek, Rexnord, Principal Engineer, Gear Engineering Software Development

I’m sure you’ll recognize many of these names as regular contributors both to Gear Technology and the industry. We’re in the process of finalizing the roster and expect another expert or two to round out the panel before the show.

We’ve tried to organize topics that will be of greatest interest to the largest number of visitors. There will be four sessions at our booth, with appropriate experts sitting on the panel in each session:

  • GEAR GRINDING — Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.
  • CUTTING TOOLS — Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.
  • GEAR DESIGN — Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.
  • ASK ANYTHING — Wednesday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.

I encourage all of you to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Go to Gear Expo, visit Booth #2030, and make use of the expertise we’ve assembled. Nowhere else can you get your gear-related questions answered in person by the foremost experts in the industry.

We will be video recording the sessions and making them available online after the show, so even if you aren’t able to attend Gear Expo, you can still participate. In fact, we invite all of our readers to submit their challenging gear manufacturing problems to us now, for our expert panel. We’ll get your questions answered either as part of the live event or as part of our ongoing column in the magazine. Either way, everybody benefits. Please send your questions to Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor ( or use the “Ask the Expert” link on our home page to submit your question online.

We’re looking forward to seeing the experts answer your questions at the show.

P.S. When you go to, type “basics” in the search box to see a wide variety of articles from our archive that demonstrate the educational focus that’s been our hallmark for more than 31 years.

About Author

Michael Goldstein, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief,

Michael Goldstein, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, began his career in the gear industry in 1964, when he joined his father at Cadillac Machinery Co., Inc. As a machine tool dealer specializing in Gleason bevel gear machines, Michael rose to prominence in the industry, with leadership roles in the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA), as well as the European Association of Machine Tool Merchants (EAMTM). He founded Gear Technology in 1984, and has been involved with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) throughout his career. [50 years in the gear industry]

The article "Good Morning, Class" appeared in the June 2015 issue of Gear Technology.

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