Wait, how is it Friday again? Didn't we just write one of these? We enjoyed a week packed with planning, strategizing and prepping for our next events (read: Pack Expo, PTDA and AHTD coming up). In the meantime, we've kept our finger on the pulse of manufacturing and technology news via our Twitter feed. Here's some of what we found. Contribute your own thoughts during the coming week by following and interacting with us at @BWCnews!
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2. A Stairclimbing Handtruck on Design Magazine & Resource: Sometimes incredibly useful inventions involve simplifying an existing design. Here's a product spotlight about a three-wheeled extension to a dolly (or handtruck) that allows the user to push it up a flight of stairs. Since we're in the business of wheels and guided motion innovation, we can appreciate simple inventions like this. Moving companies everywhere, rejoice!
4. The Hardest Step in the Startup-to-Manufacturing Cycle on Design World: As the nation tries to figure out how to revive an ailing manufacturing sector, the discussion often veers toward startups, says Design World. There's a lot of attention focused on research, but not enough on actual production, the article says. Watch the video accompanying this story, too. What are your thoughts on the whole turning-ideas-into-reality thing?
5. History of BWC on bwc.com: As we celebrate 62 years in the engineering and manufacturing business, we look back and how we got to where we are today. We compiled a timeline of the early days of Bishop-Wisecarver (from before we even had that name!) to the present, the patents, the ideas and the teamwork that led to our present success as a global provider of motion technologies. Happy birthday, BWC!