Hot Bot wins Second Place for BOM Contest!

In February, MISUMI USA hosted a contest on Reddit for 3D Printer BOMs that used MISUMI components. We’d like to congratulate our second place winner, Brad Hopper, on his design of a deltabot 3D printer called the Hot Bot. According ...

Alumimaker 2 takes First Place for BOM Contest!

Earlier this year, MISUMI USA hosted a contest on Reddit for 3D Printer BOMs that used MISUMI components. We’d like to congratulate our first place winner, Andrew Chase-Ziolek, on his design of an Ultimaker 2 derivative called the Alumimaker 2. In ...
Helical Gears

Gears Part 2: 5 Common Gear Types

In the introduction to our gears series we wrote about Backlash and Gear Ratios. Now that you have more background information on gears we can break down the five gear types and some advantages and disadvantages. Let’s start with the ...

Designing with Single Axis and Multi-Axis Actuators

The principles of linear motion are hundreds of years old. Throughout the years, the general principles of linear motion have never wavered, while the technology has made significant advancements to yield more precisely controlled motion and greater flexibility of the ...