4 Tips to Engineer Around the House

Whether working from home or needing to put efficiencies in place in your home, here are some tips to help you accomplish anything whether you are an engineer or not. 1.) Duct Tape Everything. Leaky faucet, pipe, keeping your favorite ...

Strengths & Limitations: Belt Drive vs. Ball Screw Actuators

The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mechanical motors into useful forms of linear motion.  A breakthrough in this regard, the conveyor belt system represented one of ...

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. There are a couple of ways to locate the step so everything fits ...

10 Products to Add to Your Wish List Bill of Materials

Treat your bill of materials for any application with MISUMI and MISUMI partner components. We have so much to choose from. Here’s a snapshot of a few of our favorites. 1. R-DLC NAAMS Locating Pin R-DLC or Rainbow diamond-like carbon ...

The Issues that Occur with Soldering, Crimping, and Press Contact

Today’s electrical cable connectors are quite complicated to get it right for the do it your- self assembler unless they are well trained in several aspects of skilled assembly. Proper connections must be made between components for an item to ...

Setting the Stage: Four Steps in Stage Selection

Selecting the right stage for your application can seem like a daunting task, especially with the variety available. An engineer might not want to spend too much time determining which stage to use when there are plenty of other design ...

How to Select a Hook-Up Wire or Cable

MISUMI is the leader in product selection and availability.  With millions of parts available on our website, MISUMI has a product to fit nearly any project.  Sometimes, the vast amount of available parts makes it difficult to find the one ...

5 Fun Facts about the MISUMI University Program

The back-to-school season is approaching! Students are busy gearing up for the new school year. If you are an engineering student, add the MISUMI University Program (MUP) to your back-to-school checklist. The MUP is applicable to University students in the ...