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In the introduction to our sliding guides series, we looked at different types of guides and their various applications. This article will focus on the specific differences between linear bushings and linear guides. There are many options for each of ...

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Whether you’re building a new machine or considering making modifications on an existing machine, engineering effort, cost and time are all factors that should be heavily considered before beginning any new project. Why not take a cue from some of ...

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In this series, we are going to look at sliding guides – what are they and how to use them. We’ll start with an introduction and then move onto other topics as the series progresses. In a nutshell, sliding guides are ...

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Getting the right fit for linear guides and mounting blocks is crucial. Without the right fit, the slide guide can deteriorate over time, causing large-scale operational problems. At Misumi, customers often ask us how to find the step for their ...

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When you forget to change the oil in your car’s engine, it won’t take long before you start having numerous other engine problems. Without the oil to lubricate the metal-to-metal contact, your car’s engine will get hot and dirty, parts ...

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Maybe we’re biased, but we believe that MISUMI has the BEST community of DIYers in the industry! Our recent Build. Brag. Win. Contest for the Do-It-Yourselfers was a great hit! We received almost 30 submissions from communities such as www.Fabric8r.com ...

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Most production facilities have some kind of rotary bearings, and while they are working, no one gives them much thought. But as the saying goes, a little ounce of prevention can spare a huge pound of broken down machinery. That prevention ...

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