Friday, November 30, 2012

Top Five Twitter Posts: Linear Guides, Manufacturing Jobs and Mass-Produced Carbon Fiber

We're on the last leg of the second-to-last month of 2012. Can you feel the time slipping past us? This has always been a busy time of year for us, planning the next year's trade shows, gearing up for a new calendar and wrapping up loose ends before the holidays. But that doesn't mean we don't have time to scope the Twitterscape for some interesting industry news for you to peruse. Here's our latest collection of Twitter gems. Stay posted on what we're up to in the future by following us at @BWCnews!

1. Bishop-Wisecarver Introduces QuickTrak Linear Guides on We announced this week that we now offer a line of modular linear guide components and sub-assemblies we call QuickTrak® Linear Guides. These guides help manufacturers and automation solution providers put together machines with guided motion systems quicker and easier. To cite our Vice President of Engineering Ali Jabarri, it's basically an industrial-grade erector set! So many possibilities!

2. BWC is Hiring via Our company is growing. Part of that growth means we need more people on board to help roll us into the future. We're hiring a sales manager, a marketing analyst, a materials planner and an applications engineer. To read descriptions of each job, click through the link. We look forward to receiving your applications!

3. Makers Row — a Database of Manufacturers on Fast Company: Imagine you have an inventive idea and need a specific component to make it a reality. Say it's a belt or a guided motion system. But how do you find the people who make it? That's where Makers Row comes in. It's an online database of American manufacturers. It's like a one-stop shop for U.S. makers. Definitely take a minute to see what we're talking about — a great resource, and it's free!

4. Manufacturing Advances Bring Carbon Fiber Closer to Mass Production on Auto Blog: There wasn't a single breakthrough but a combination of advances that could make man an automaker's dream of mass producing carbon fiber come true. The raw material costs and slow manufacturing cycle has historically kept the product on the pricey side... until now! Click through to find out just why the cost of it's on the decline.

5. Staples Launches "Easy 3D" Printing Service via Fast Company: And it's just in time for some awesome holiday parties, the article notes. Additive manufacturing is about to debut at select Staples now that the company's partner Mcor announced the launch of Staples Easy 3D. If you're in Belgium or Holland, you can expect to see the service by early next year!