linear guide

Sliding Guides, Part 2: Linear Bushings vs. Linear Guides

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 ...
Carbon Steel

The Difference Between Carbon Steels

The world of carbon steels can be challenging to wrap your head around. There are many different options to choose from, and each type of steel has different benefits. The main differentiating factor is the amount of carbon that is ...

Design Application Examples Using Linear Shafts

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 ...
sliding panel saw

Sliding Guides: Part 1

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 ...
locating step on linear guides

3 Tips for Locating the Step on Linear Guides

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 ...

Summer Fun DIY Project

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 ...
lubricating rotary bearings

Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Rotary Bearings

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 ...