To Step and To Serve: Motors

Small motors can be categorized into motors to obtain power by converting electrical energy to rotational energy, and motors for control where rotational position and velocity are regulated to achieve specific control purposes. The latter is mainly used for automation ...

Give Your Design a Boost: Boost Mechanisms

A mechanism designed to generate a large force from a small force is called a boost mechanism. Mechanical components that constitute this boost mechanism include links, levers, screws, wedges, gears, and pulleys. For lightweight arms of robots, the link mechanism is ...

UPDATE MAKEiT, Inc: Project Bigfoot

This week we catch up with our friends at MAKEiT, Inc on their project Bigfoot as well as their new technology. Check out how MISUMI Aluminum Extrusion, bearings and shafts gave them the precision they needed to create their 3D printed ...

The Technique of Losing Weight: Part Two

Strength and Shape Design Considerations After looking at ways to use different plastics instead of metal in last week’s post, we will examine shape and material in this week’s post. Weight reduction is a design task assigned to many engineers, ...

Design Spotlight MAKEiT, Inc. Pt 4: Bigfoot

For the last post in Design Spotlight, MAKEiT, Inc‘s CEO and CTO, Salomo Murtonen, gives us insight on their latest project, codename: “Bigfoot”.  We ask him about the design, which MISUMI components they used and why.  Read on! Q1: Give ...

Design Spotlight MAKEiT, Inc. Pt 3: The Design

For part 3 of this series, we look into MAKEiT, Inc.’s  design process and how MISUMI influences it. Q1:  What is your design process from concept to build and how long does is that process? Our first model, the MAKEiTⓇ Pro, was ...

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 ...