Carlicia is a Marketing Product Engineer at MISUMI USA and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Certified SolidWorks Associate and is passionate about education and training.

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 ...

It’s Spring Time Part 3: Load-Deflection Relationships

We’ve been introduced to materials and characteristics of springs. Let’s dive into helical springs more deeply specifically compression and extension springs. Their load deflection relationships will be evaluated for both. Load-Deflection Relationship for Helical Compression Springs When the load on ...

It’s Spring Time Part 2: Types of Springs

As we have been introduced to springs, as promised, it is time to dive into the types of spring shapes and load-deflection characteristics. Learning about these characteristics can help you narrow down your design decision on the use of springs. ...

RoHS: Keeping the World Safe

The European Union (EU) member states have long been interested in resolving environmental problems and promoting the movements of regulating harmful substances contained in telecommunication equipment and computer products. Accordingly, they issued the Directive on the Restriction of the use ...

You Know You’re an Engineer When….

Engineers are methodical and logical beings with the intelligence to back up their reasoning. They are influential in the greatest of innovations and are pushing the boundaries for new technologies today. In this post, we realize that engineers are a ...

Swaging: A Deformation

In the simplest of terms, products are generally made by functionally assembling various parts. Product design and assembly/production technology enabling stable product quality at low cost (in other words, products that are easy to make) are key to this assembly ...

A Standard Comparison: JIS vs. AISI/UNS

First things First and Disclaimers Steel is a complex engineered material that comes in almost an infinite variety of chemistries and designations, each tailored to a specific application. The material science is complicated enough by itself, to say nothing of ...