You’ve Got the POWER! MR vs. GT

You’ve Got the POWER! MR vs. GT

In the rotary power transmission world, timing pulleys and timing belts are king!  There are a variety of profiles, widths, material, and lengths to choose from.  Depending on your application needs, choosing the right profile is key.  There are many ...

Your Metal is Showing: Low Temperature Black Chrome Plating

Low temperature black chrome (LTBC) plating is a special coating used for many different products such as shafting, linear guides, and actuators.  This popular coating is beneficial in many ways.  First, let’s review what it is.  Basically, low-temperature black chrome ...

The Perfect Pair: Couplings

Coupling: the pairing of two items.  Couplings are a product that is designed to connect shafts that are manufactured separately such as motor and connecting mechanism. The main purpose is to transfer rotary motion or torque from one shaft to ...

The End Of All Mills

In the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) world, replacement parts are key for production lines and machines.  They oversee keeping things running with little down time and in the most efficient manner.  One such piece of the machine puzzle are end ...

All Things FIRST®: WORLDS, Houston, TX

Another supplier perk is providing spare parts and technical advice in the Robot Service Center during the Championships or more commonly called by the teams, Worlds.  There are 2 locations for the championships, Houston and St. Louis.  We attended both ...

The Future of 3D Printing: Interview with MAKEiT, Inc’s CEO

For part 2 of MISUMI‘s MechLab Blog Design Spotlight series, we interviewed MAKEiT, Inc‘s CEO, Salomo Murtonen who designed their printers from the ground up.  Check out the excellent insight he gave on the present and future of 3D printing.  Don’t ...

All of the NAAMS Pt 3: Rise Up

Continuing with NAAMS Global Components- Assembly, in this post, we will be covering risers.  In everyday use, risers are vertical sections between treads of a staircase.  In theater, risers are low platforms on stage or auditorium used so that the ...