Carlicia is a Marketing Product Engineer at MISUMI USA and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently en route to completing her Master's Degree in Energy Engineering - May 2020. She is a Certified SolidWorks Associate, Marketo Certified Expert, and is passionate about education and training.

Rocking Rapid Design with SolidWorks Users

MISUMI had the honor of attending the Rockford Area SolidWorks Users Group (RASUG) meeting this week on November 13th. We were able to talk to local SolidWorks users and get a better understanding of what SolidWorks means to them. At ...

MechMinutes Video: Intro to Linear Guides Part 4

INTRO TO LINEAR GUIDES – CLEARANCE SELECTION #4 | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA In today’s session of “Mech Minutes”, we will break down another topic related to Linear Guides, clearance selection. This video will focus on selection of a ...

Locating Pins and Their Function in the Stamping Process

Progressive stamping for Elevated Temperature Environments Progressive stamping is a very efficient high volume manufacturing process that is able to create complicated parts a single feature at a time from sheet metal by a varied combination of bending, punching, and/or ...

Compressed Air Systems: Pipe Diameter Sizing

Diameter for factory-wide air distribution plumbing is sized with increased future demands in anticipation. Additionally, the pipes accumulate scales and specks of dust on the internal walls from long-term usage and the flow efficiency will be reduced. For these reasons, ...

Compressed Air Systems: Distribution Plumbing Design

On factory floors, compressed air is often perceived as free, therefore, compressed air plumbing design may be somewhat neglected. However, the quality of plumbing designs largely affects the air quality and air pressure losses, causing machine operation instabilities. Here, compressed ...

MechMinutes Video: Intro to Linear Motion Part 3

INTRO TO LINEAR GUIDES – ACCURACY GRADES #3 | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA In today’s session of “Mech Minutes”, we will be demystifying another topic related to Linear Guides, accuracy grades. When designing with linear guides it is important ...

It’s Spring Time Part 4: Energy Absorption, Natural Frequency, and The Surging Phenomenon

In our last post on the spring series, we examine energy absorption, natural frequency, and the surging phenomenon. When you apply a load on the spring, deflection (deformation) occurs in accordance with Hooke’s law. (See [Fig.1].) When you quickly release ...