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 ...

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 ...

The 3 Weirdest Places You’ll Find Automation

Automation may be one of the more polarizing topics in America right now. For millions of American workers, especially those in non-skilled jobs, automation is probably seen as a threat, not an improvement, to their quality of life. Many jobs ...
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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 ...

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 ...