The MISUMI Story Pt. 2: Rapid Design

Who is MISUMI? Although MISUMI is a household name in many Asian countries, many still don’t fully understand what we do in North America. That is somewhat understandable since as a manufacturer and distributor of over 21 million components it ...

Prove Your Engineering Wit and Win – Impossible Quiz!

Admit it, engineers pride themselves on their knowledge – whether it’s solving a complex math problem, designing an imaginary application,  or obscure car trivia, engineers won’t pass up an opportunity to flex their brain muscles. Well, now you have your ...

You Know You’re an Engineer When….

Engineers are methodical and logical beings with the intelligence to back up their reasoning. They are influential in the greatest of innovations and are pushing the boundaries for new technologies today. In this post, we realize that engineers are a ...

Top 10 Reasons to Love an Engineer

At MISUMI USA, we love our engineers, each of them have unique skills and experiences to bring to the table. They are always prepared to help our internal and external customers with MISUMI style solutions. This week we decided to ...

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. ...

Top 10 Gadgets Engineers Nerd Out Over

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over and you still do not have a gift for your favorite engineer? Have no fear, we’ve asked our very own MISUMI engineers for their favorite tech gadgets and smartphone applications. They’ve recommended items ...

Stronger Than Gold: Titanium Nitride

We’ve touched upon several surface treatments in past posts such as electroless nickel plating. In this post, we will dive deeper into TiN coating. This coating is used in numerous industries such as automotive, medical, aerospace, food processing and energy. ...

Go Big: Large Automation Design

As automation becomes more demanding there is a need for stronger materials and larger equipment. In this post, we review large automation design techniques to be considered in the design phase of large-scale manufacturing machines. Required Performance for the Large ...