Chris Higgins is a Marketing Specialist and the University Program Manager at MISUMI USA.

Types of Rollers and How They Are Used

Rollers are widely used components that serve the simple yet surprisingly diverse functions of facilitating and processing material and product movements in manufacturing and/or industrial settings.  While standard rollers are rollers actually touching the material, there are also conveyor rollers ...

The MISUMI Story Pt. 2: Rapid Design

Who is MISUMI? Although MISUMI is a household name in many Asian countries, many still don’t fully understand what we do in North America. That is somewhat understandable since as a manufacturer and distributor of over 21 million components it ...

Prove Your Engineering Wit and Win – Impossible Quiz!

Admit it, engineers pride themselves on their knowledge – whether it’s solving a complex math problem, designing an imaginary application,  or obscure car trivia, engineers won’t pass up an opportunity to flex their brain muscles. Well, now you have your ...

The 3 Weirdest Places You’ll Find Automation

Automation may be one of the more polarizing topics in America right now. For millions of American workers, especially those in non-skilled jobs, automation is probably seen as a threat, not an improvement, to their quality of life. Many jobs ...

Timing Belts and Pulleys: Introduction to Speed Ratio

Synchronous drive systems operate by the positive engagement of meshing teeth between the timing pulley and timing belt.  These drives are denoted as such because they maintain constant system synchronicity with no relative motion losses in the drive.   In this ...