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 ...

MechMinutes Video: Shafts

SHAFTS: AN INTRODUCTION | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA On the latest series of Mech Minutes, we will be reviewing the features that must be considered when selecting a shaft in your application. Shafts are typically used for three main ...

How GD&T Form Tolerances Affect Hole and Shaft Fits

The relatively new and sometimes confusing world of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) opens up a whole new world of ways for engineers to control the geometry of everything from every day parts to complicated geometric surfaces. GD&T allows the ...

Shaft and Hole Tolerances and Fits

Engineering Fits It seems like even the most basic engineering design decisions can be exceedingly difficult and complex. Almost every mechanical system involves some sort of hole/shaft joint, and an innumerable amount of diverse fits may be specified depending on ...

Q&A: Center to Center Spacing for Shafts with Spur Gears

Question: Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are currently building a machine that has several timing shafts that are driven by spur gears, but are having problems determining the correct spacing between the shafts. The shafts are held by bearings mounted ...
Bearing Lock Nuts

Q&A: Tightening Torque for Bearing Lock Nuts

Question: Dear Misumi Engineering Team: We have several shafts on one of our machines that need to be removed periodically for maintenance. These shafts are supported with tapered bearings that are locked with a nut. How much torque should we ...