All Things FIRST®: Mechanical Paradox

For the last post of the FIRST® Robotics series, we sat down with our sponsored FIRST® Tech Team, Mechanical Paradox.  They did an excellent job this year making it to the finals of Worlds in St. Louis winning their Division ...

All Things FIRST®: WORLDS, Houston, TX

Another supplier perk is providing spare parts and technical advice in the Robot Service Center during the Championships or more commonly called by the teams, Worlds.  There are 2 locations for the championships, Houston and St. Louis.  We attended both ...

All Things FIRST®: Supplier Perks

This year MISUMI USA became a Silver Supplier for the FIRST® Robotics Competition.   This competition is for high school aged teams that create, design and program robots that compete on a special playing field.  As simple as this definition is, ...

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 ...

Working with Linear Bushings Pt 3: Length, Load, and Surface Treatment

Simple linear movement could be achieved using simple parts but as designs evolved and demand increased so did mechanical parts.  Diving into linear bushings specifically, there are a variety of types to accommodate for different loads.  Bushing length and load ...