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Bill Bradley: AGMA Tech

Gear products are among the most-reliable mechanical systems used in our economy today. This has been achieved through progressive changes in gear manufacturing technology,...

Q&A with Dave Pumphrey

Can you explain the idea behind NavCat? Sure. We knew that a lot of folks have 3-D CAD drawings or files in their engineering archives...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Here's a checklist for "walking around" inspections of operating gear drives. It's intended to help you keep track of the health of your drives...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Did you attend Gear Expo 2003 in beautiful downtown Columbus last October? It certainly was a show worth attending. The booths I visited...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

This was a hot and dry fall in most areas of our country. As I wrote this column, the heat index here was 114...

Q&A with Tom Kelly

In a down market, you've actually been able to increase Mitsubishi's market share in the United States over the past couple of years. How...

Q&A with Kurt Medert

How do you decide where to hold Gear Expo? AGMA has a Trade Show Advisory Council that's composed of exhibitorsãlarge and small gear manufacturers and...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Today, as I was having lunch, the television was on a station showing a half-hour newscast. During the course of this newscast there were...

Q&A with Norbert Weiss

Frenco is known worldwide as a premium manufacturer of spline and gear inspection equipment. Could you tell us a little about the company's history? Frenco...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

What is safety? According to my Funk & Wagnall's, safety is "freedom from danger or injury." Wouldn't it be great if we could achieve...

Q&A with Chip Brettell

Could you tell me a little about your background and how you came into this industry? As a teenager, I worked summers at a company...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

"It's the little things that matter." How many times have we all heard this and chuckled to ourselves, thinking of an incident that occurred...

Q&A with Dan Seger

Could you tell me about the company's beginnings? Perry Technology Corporation, which was originally known as the T.M. Perry Company, was founded by Thomas M....

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

I would like to expand on my comment in the last column concerning cleanliness of the work area. You may not think of this...

Q&A with Greg Allen

I understand that you're the sole U.S. distributor for Dragon Precision Tools. How did that come about? My first exposure to Dragon was in 1989....

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

This month, my column is kind of a "hodge-podge" of thoughts on various techniques that I've seen used in plants over the years, along...

Kurt Medert: Gear Expo 2003

Before I discuss our own show, I'd like to tell you about Hannover Fair 2003, which was held April 7-12 in Hannover, Germany. It's...

Q&A with David Genest

I think it's fascinating that a metrology company has its roots in something so precise as watchmaking. Could you walk us through how the...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

This column is dedicated to safety in the gear-cutting industry, and while safety is of the utmost importance, it is typically a very boring...

Kurt Medert: Gear Expo 2003

In just six months, Gear Expo 2003 will be held in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is a new venue for the show, and it's ideally...
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