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 ...

All of the NAAMS Pt 2: The Shim Sham Shuffle

The shim sham shuffle is actually a well-known tap dance combination and has nothing to do with NAAMS.  It was just a fitting title for the topic covered in this blog post.  In this post, we will discuss Shims & ...

All of the NAAMS Pt 1: What is NAAMS?

NAAMS stands for North American Automotive Metric Standard.  The official full name is NAAMS Global Standard Components and Assemblies.  The evolution of NAAMS begins in 1991 out of 2 initiatives from the Auto/Steel Partnership.  They were looking for ways to ...