Monday, August 13, 2012

Motion Monday: Linear Slide and Rotary Guides on Instagram

When you see the same things day in and day out, it's easy to sort of tune out your surroundings. We feel it's important to sometimes stop and take in the sights, the details of your little spot in the universe, the things you normally just walk right by. Maybe take a new route to work or use the back door to view sights and greet people you may not have seen in a while.

That's part of the reason we're excited to be on Instagram — a mobile app that allows us to share snapshots of our linear motion manufacturing floor with neat retro filters. It gives us a fresh look at some of the things we see every day around the manufacturing floor here. Things like an old workbench, a dusty DualVee linear guide wheel (because they're so good in dirty environments, of course) or a close-up of bundled up chains.

Are you on Instagram? Find us under the username "bishopwisecarver" — And look for our posts under the following hashtags: #MotionMonday #MFG #engineering #manufacturing and #machineshop, to name just a few. Every once in a while, we'll repost a snapshot of YOURS on our blog if it's labeled with one of the above tags, so get your camera's ready! We'd love to get a glimpse of your workplace, whether it's an office or a machine shop. Here's to seeing the world through a new lens!

This week's shots (from top left to right then bottom left to right) show a vintage workbench, some debris-laden DualVee double row angular contact ball bearings, a couple chains stashed away, and a heap of steel rollers and spare track bits.