MechMinutes Video: Intro to Linear Guides Part 4

INTRO TO LINEAR GUIDES – CLEARANCE SELECTION #4 | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA In today’s session of “Mech Minutes”, we will break down another topic related to Linear Guides, clearance selection. This video will focus on selection of a ...

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. ...

What Defines “High-End” CAD?

Guest writer and Project Supervisor, Christopher Morris, shares his views on what defines “high-end” CAD.  Read on as Chris evaluates different platforms. Don’t forget to visit our Application Library InCAD Library for hundreds of design ideas and free CAD downloads! ...

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 ...

Component Alignment Technology

The parts feeder component alignment technology has been a mature technology since the industrial automation became popular since the early 1970s. But miniaturization of the parts to be aligned has increased the difficulty levels of alignment methods. For parts aligning, ...

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 ...