A design engineer’s praxis in designing a product has undergone a great change in this decade. Earlier, designers were only responsible for functional requirements of the product but now they have a greater role to play in an organization – to design products which not only satisfy functional requirements but also manufacturability requirements by way of keeping product cost within the budgetary constraints and delivering innovative solutions to…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on July 7, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments
Additive manufacturing technologies are creating a world of possibilities taking organizations in an entirely new direction and helping them rethink new approach towards product design and development.
Designers and manufacturing engineers are extending their capabilities as additive manufacturing…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on April 24, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments
A whitepaper on Design for Performance by Vikram Bhargava a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and former Director of Mechanical Engineering Services at Motorola Solutions.
The whitepaper explains what is Design for Performance, how plastic is different from Metal and their…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on April 10, 2015 at 1:56am — No Comments
This is part 12 of our series, “The of Medical Technology: Wearable Devices.” Read Part 11 Here.
It has been said “begin with the end in mind.” This very much applies to New Product Implementations (NPI). Decisions and promises made early in any product-development process can greatly affect…Continue
Added by Sanjay Patel on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is the blog post in a series of six about “Holistic Approach to Robust Plastic Product Design” by Vikram Bhargava. You can read part I of the series and his profile here. In this post he talks about different types of plastic part defects and the common causes of…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on October 17, 2014 at 5:14am — No Comments
For the beginner to PLC Training , most of the time, one product or or PLC training solution will NOT properly prepare you to hit the ground running in the real world of working with PLCs,
As a beginner, one might think all you need is the LogixPro PLC simulator, but that would be bad choice. 1st get some PLC training and familiarization with…Continue
Added by Donald Fitchett on August 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Advances in technology have propelled the human race to an unprecedented plateau of innovation and capability. Throughout our history, revolutionary technological advances have presented an opportunity to push the boundaries of societal progress, and now with additive manufacturing, once again we find ourselves on the cusp of behaviour altering possibilities. Additive manufacturing poses a unique proposition; the freedom of design to create more, to inspire innovation, and…Continue
Added by Reuben Menezes on August 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
[ CLICK HERE ] to read our latest edition of "Watch, Read, Listen, Do," this time about "Invention, Innovation and Manufacturing in the 2012…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on October 24, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments
We recently spent time with one of our applications engineers, Dan Fletcher, to go over some basic info about choosing and sizing our DualVee linear bearings. That conversation turned into a three-part series we shared on our blog. We invite you to check it out!
Part I: Spec'ing a Guide Wheel
PRECISION AND SPEED are two factors are critical when choosing what linear guide system works best for your needs. Many other factors have to be taken into…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on October 10, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments
Some fresh faces joined us this month at Bishop-Wisecarver! Everyone, meet our two new engineering interns, Shail and Naasik. The marketing department got a boost too in the form of Eleanor, an intern who'll help us with our communications and branding efforts.
We established the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions to your top-level product assemblies (and all the intervening sub-assemblies), you end up…
Added by Alyssa Sittig on May 17, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments
The rise and fall of jobs in America is still such a hot topic in the news — how could it not be? Many of us face the harsh saying of "adapt or die" everyday in our hunt for success but what should you do? You ask, "Where is the job market going? What skills do I need? How do I get there?" We pulled together some…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Griffin on April 19, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
Bishop-Wisecarver just announced the launch of a paid engineering and manufacturing internship program, which starts this summer.Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on April 18, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments
I have been hanging out a lot with a friend (let's call her Michelle) who is in the middle of prototyping - - let's just say I am frequently reminded how difficult it is to actually turn an idea into a physical product.
(That particular skill isn't…Continue
Added by Alyssa Sittig on March 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I wanted to share this cool infographic from the Arena Blog - 5 ways you can prepare your business to scale. This seems to be focusing mostly on how you can prepare as a hardware company (product data, operations/engineering focused) but I think it's a nice check list for anyone involved with bringing a product to market.…Continue
Added by Alyssa Sittig on February 29, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
I just wrote a post on the Arena Blog about big picture questions to ask when launching a new product.
Answering these questions (what is the overall expected revenue, are there additional headcount needs, etc) is often the job of…Continue
Added by Alyssa Sittig on January 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
We're hiring, and one of the positions is for a Mechatronics Engineer. CLICK HERE to check out our career page and download the job description!
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 17, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments
We just launched a new blog feature in celebration of a Twitter trend we follow: #MotionMonday. Ya'll should check it out, download it and email me if you need the answer key! Prizes may await you :)Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 16, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments
We're excited to share this week's roundup of notable news related to manufacturing, engineering, business, college education and a few other random tidbits.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Bishop-Wisecarver!…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 6, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments
There was a time when everyone was so impressed by intelligent part numbering schemes that choosing to adopt one was a no-brainer.
But things have changed. If you're growing quickly with a wide variety of parts, or have a globally dispersed or complicated manufacturing process, intelligent part numbering could actually be a difficult system to maintain as you grow.
If you're trying to decide if it's right for you, here are a few pros and cons of intelligent part…Continue