Linear Motion Blog

  1. Q&A with FTC Team – The TigerBots

    Q&A with FTC Team  – The TigerBots
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature The TigerBots, FTC Team 7593, of Notre Dame High School located in Belmont, California.
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  2. Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots

    Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature Coach Peter Strawn of St. Francis Catholic High School FRC Team 692, The Fembots, located in Sacramento, California.
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  3. Bishop-Wisecarver Strike Out Cancer

    Bishop-Wisecarver Strike Out Cancer
    Strikes, spares and gutter balls mixed with laughter, competition and team spirit to raise $4000 in the fight against cancer!
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  4. Bishop-Wisecarver Scores Big

    Bishop-Wisecarver Scores Big
    More than 115 million viewers are expected to watch Super Bowl 50 this weekend. The annual game is a highlight for many football fans who spend the day eating, watching game interviews and cheering on their favorite team. Not many people can track one of their most famous inventions to watching a football game, but Bud Wisecarver is clearly not like most people.
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  5. Four Ideas Worth Sharing from TED@IBM

    Four Ideas Worth Sharing from TED@IBM
    I was lucky to get an invite to the recent TED@IBM talk in San Francisco earlier this month. IBM definitely lived up to their motto “Think”. My brain was stretched and tired by the end of the day. We heard and watched more than 18 speakers and videos. Below are the ones that most intrigued me, especially pertaining to the world of manufacturing, automation, and linear motion.
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  6. Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015

    Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015
    “This place looks totally different than I expected.”
    “I didn’t realize there were so many different types of jobs.”
    “That could be my starting salary? No way!”
    “There are how many job openings?”
    “This is fun. I could do this job.”

    These questions and comments could be heard throughout our manufacturing site earlier this month as Bishop-Wisecarver again participated in the national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event.
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  7. Creating a Guided Motion System for Any Environment

    Creating a Guided Motion System for Any Environment
    Guided motion animates the manufacturing universe. Tracks, wheels and systems they comprise move the machinery and automate the equipment we use to create countless products that fuel our economy and advance our society.Guided motion animates the manufacturing universe. Tracks, wheels and systems they comprise move the machinery and automate the equipment we use to create countless products that fuel our economy and advance our society.

    Components that make up these motion systems allow us to move heavy loads. They can be customized and adjusted for any number of functions or operational tasks, depending on load capacity, direction and chemical compatibility.

    Typically, these guided motion systems are designed to work in clean, well-lubricated conditions. Of course, after months of repeated use, those conditions are a rarity in the industrial setting flying with all kinds of contaminants—debris, dirt, metal chips, sawdust, chemicals, water and more.

    Experienced designers understand that they need to use components that can withstand the dirtiest conditions. Otherwise, they'll have to deal with premature equipment failure. One of the biggest hijackers of productivity: debris. That's why engineers look for guided motion components that can withstand dirty conditions and challenging environments.

    Our product manager and engineer extraordinaire Brian Burke recently hosted a webinar about how to create a robust guided motion system for any environment.

    As a company, we want to create quality products. As individuals, we want to stand as role models for future engineers and scientists. That's what Bud did, and that's a legacy we're proud to continue into the next 65 years and beyond.

    Brian Burke, Product Manager In his presentation, he talked about how to design debris-tolerant guided motion systems. He explained how DualVee Motion Technology fits the bill, with its vee-edge design that sloughs off dirt and keeps machinery running long and strong with less maintenance. 

    But hey, if you missed the webinar, that's OK, you can view the webinar here:



    #wordsonwednesday #dualvee #bwc #design world #guidedmotion #anyenvironment

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  8. Celebrating 65 Years of Service

    Since 1950, Bishop-Wisecarver has grown tremendously in terms of staff, our product offerings and the milestones we've achieved. As we approach the 65th anniversary this month, we are reflecting on how this all started and look forward to a future of continued growth.
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  9. Working at Bishop-Wisecarver through the Eyes of an Intern

    Working at Bishop-Wisecarver through the Eyes of an Intern
    Shelby Fischer spent the summer of 2015 working as a marketing intern for Bishop-Wisecarver. Shelby is currently studying Business Marketing at San Jose State. Shelby was eager to gain marketing experience and broaden his skills set. The internship program at Bishop-Wisecarver provides our interns with real world business applications and teaches them skills that are applicable to all industries. Read Shelby’s account of this past summer.
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  10. Bishop-Wisecarver Supports STEM Education Through Their Internship Program

    Bishop-Wisecarver Supports STEM Education Through Their Internship Program
    JJ Galvin spent his summer interning at Bishop-Wisecarver to learn about manufacturing, engineering and marketing. The third-year mechanical engineering student at Santa Clara University wanted to see engineers work on a product from start to finish. He wanted to learn about the manufacturing process and machines used in the guided motion industry. He also wanted to brush up on his technical writing and study the way engineers communicate within the company and to the customer.
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