5 Reasons to Love Automation

It’s the season of love! Factory/industrial automation is a diverse industry with many benefits which is why MISUMI loves automation. Here are 5 reasons we think automation is loveable. 1 – Robots There is a common thought that robots replace ...

Unpacked: Electric Vehicle Batteries

The Electric Vehicle is a popular choice amongst drivers today. The improved technology behind lithium ion batteries has made the concept of long-range electric vehicles a reality as evidence from the successful EV automotive company Tesla. Other EV manufacturers include ...

Rocking Rapid Design with SolidWorks Users

MISUMI had the honor of attending the Rockford Area SolidWorks Users Group (RASUG) meeting this week on November 13th. We were able to talk to local SolidWorks users and get a better understanding of what SolidWorks means to them. At ...

The MISUMI Story Pt. 2: Rapid Design

Who is MISUMI? Although MISUMI is a household name in many Asian countries, many still don’t fully understand what we do in North America. That is somewhat understandable since as a manufacturer and distributor of over 21 million components it ...

RoHS: Keeping the World Safe

The European Union (EU) member states have long been interested in resolving environmental problems and promoting the movements of regulating harmful substances contained in telecommunication equipment and computer products. Accordingly, they issued the Directive on the Restriction of the use ...

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. ...