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You Don’t Have to Climb a Mountain

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Michael Goldstein

You have questions. Everybody does.
If only there were some source of endless knowledge, experience and wisdom to guide you through your gear-related problems. If only there were some philosopher on a mountaintop whose sole purpose was to bring enlightenment to your gear noise problems, to unravel the mysteries of profile shift, to provide insight to a critical gear manufacturing problem or to explain the meaning of life (gear life, that is).

If there were such a gear guru, you’d probably climb that mountain, wouldn’t you?

Well, you don’t have to climb a mountain. You just have to make the trek to Gear Expo. I promise it will be well worth the trip, because Gear Technology is making life easy for those seeking gear knowledge. At our booth (#2030), we’ll have not just one guru, but more than 10, arranged in groups of three or four at a time, ready to answer your questions as part of our Ask the Expert LIVE event. I wrote in depth about this in last issue’s editorial, but you can also see our ad on pages 60-61 for a full list of the experts and sessions at the show.

Sadly, most of you who read this magazine won’t be able to make it to Gear Expo. But there’s good news! We’ll be video recording each of the live sessions and making them available after the show via our website. That way, everyone can share in the wisdom.

More importantly, you don’t have to attend in order to get your questions answered. In addition to live questions from our in-person audience, our experts will be answering some of those submitted by readers like you.

Of course, there will be a limited amount of time during Gear Expo, so we may not be able to answer all of the questions. Fortunately, Ask the Expert isn’t just a one-time event. Answers to reader questions appear in nearly every issue of the magazine as part of our regular Ask the Expert column.

So please consider sending your toughest gear questions for our panel’s consideration. You can submit your questions either by visiting or by e-mailing them directly to Senior Editor Jack McGuinn ( You’ll also see examples of past questions and answers if you visit the Ask the Expert page online.

Just remember that you can only get the answers to your problems if you ask the questions.

P.S. Those of you coming to Gear Expo should definitely stop by our booth (#2030) whether you participate in Ask the Expert LIVE or not. While you’re there you can begin or renew your FREE subscriptions to Gear Technology and Power Transmission Engineering. If you prefer, you can take care of it now, by clicking on the “subscribe” button at the top of the page at Your continued subscriptions are a great way to thank us for the services we provide. By signing on the dotted line, you help us demonstrate to our advertisers the importance of our magazine to the industry.

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 "You Dont Have to Climb a Mountain" appeared in the September/October 2015 issue of Gear Technology.

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