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.

Applications You Didn’t Know Used CAD

Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are now more accessible than ever and are being employed in almost any industry where “design” activities take place.  Many varieties of CAD software are now available to almost any hobbyist with an internet connection. ...

Medical & Biological Uses of CAD

Today Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are tools being employed to bring about exciting new advances in biological and medical progress, as they are tackling challenges that in the past decades could have only been dreamed of being conquered. With ...

Keep It Tight: Fastener Techniques

“Screws” are the most widely used and imperative components for machine system manufacturing. They are classified by shapes, sizes, and strength (class) according to the standards of JIS, ISO etc. In this post, we will cover how screws become loose ...

Punch Dies: Knockout Round 1

A knockout has two roles, that is, the role of a stripper of a hole punching punch and the role of ejecting the product that has entered inside the die. Normally, a knockout is prepared with the same shape as ...
Engine Crankshaft

Automation Design Tips: Direction Change Mechanisms

The direction-changing mechanism is a mechanical component that alleviates restrictions such as arrangement or size on the mechanism design when transmitting forces from the driving shaft to the driven shaft. In other words, this mechanism changes the direction of forces ...

Component Alignment Technology

The parts feeder component alignment technology has been a mature technology since the industrial automation became popular since the early 1970s. But miniaturization of the parts to be aligned has increased the difficulty levels of alignment methods. For parts aligning, ...

Top 10 Gadgets Engineers Nerd Out Over

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over and you still do not have a gift for your favorite engineer? Have no fear, we’ve asked our very own MISUMI engineers for their favorite tech gadgets and smartphone applications. They’ve recommended items ...

Rotary to Linear Motion

A slider-crank mechanism is a typical design which converts rotary motion into linear motion. It is achieved by connecting a slider and a crank with a rod. This mechanism is also utilized as a system that converts the reciprocating linear ...

The Need for Speed: High-Speed Automation Design

In the midst of adverse market conditions, automation devices must be manufactured to a higher standard in terms of quality, cost, and delivery time. The requirements of making automation devices high-speed not only involves increasing the productivity per hour but ...