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Action Items for the Gear Trade

[starbox] Recently I learned that it took over 20 years for the gear industry to agree on its first “standard” tooth form — and that was after spending 25 years

Gear Talk With Chuck

Limited Opportunities for One-Trick Ponies

[starbox] When you work as an engineer for smaller companies you get to wear a lot of hats. Whether it was an emergency structural repair — snow causing a roof

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Lost Technology

[starbox] Writing this Fall Technical Meeting paper has me digging through old files for references I am certain are in there some where. Of course I am finding many things

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The Beginning of Wisdom

[starbox] An old proverb posits that “The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their proper name.” In my previous posting I brought up the need to identify the meaning

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Frequently Asked Questions (and Other TLA or FLA)

[starbox] The advent of texting naturally leads to a desire for reduced typing. I like websites that have a “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab as it shows an interest in

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Hunting for an Argument

[starbox] One of the first things I learned about gears was the importance of having a “hunting tooth” combination. This was not open to discussion. It was carved in stone

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What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?

[starbox] No, I am not launching a criminal investigation. The title of this posting summarizes my ongoing study of the history of gear ratings. Most of you are aware that

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Dr. Faydor L. Litvin: 100 Years a Genius

[starbox] The Gear Technology gang wishes to congratulate Dr. Faydor L. Litvin of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on celebrating his 100th birthday in January. We had hoped

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Time Flies When You Are Making Gears

[starbox] On Saturday I began my 44th year in the gear industry. I remember way too many details of my first day as a drafting apprentice at the Falk Corporation

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Internships: How Does the Employer Benefit? Part II

[starbox] In my previous post I talked about the official ways an internship program benefited our company. Today I’d like to talk about a couple of unanticipated aspects of the