Large selection, reliable delivery times and great flexibility: This is what MISUMI Europa stands for – since 15 years. We are celebrating our anniversary this year. Our new office building in Frankfurt now offers employees even more space and the new logistics centre makes a modern logistics concept possible with enhanced storage capacities for approximately 40,000 standard products.
Benedikt Klebing is User Experience Coordinator at MISUMI. His aim is to improve the customer experience when it comes to using MISUMI products and services and to create positive experiences. He talks about how he does this in this interview.
inCAD applications are used by designers worldwide. But how do the requirement differ from country to country? Thanks for our global opperation, we are able to share this information with you. And of course deliver the products all over the world.
Virtual development has long since arrived in mechanical engineering. But this trend is far from achieving its goal. Virtual or augmented reality is becoming more and more prevalent in the working areas of developers, mechanical engineers and maintenance personnel.
As a technical journalist who is always on the lookout for innovations, I came upon the inCAD Library by MISUMI. A tip from one of my colleagues actually brought it to my attention. MISUMI is a Japanese company and supplies mechanical components to its more than 100,000 customers from the field of mechanical engineering around the world. The parts and assemblies can be ordered by catalogue as well as online. Although I am not a pure-bred designer, I have been working with CAD and 3D programs for several years and write guidebook texts, among other things, on the topic. A library of "finished" CAD models therefore immediately sparked my interest.
Augmented Reality (AR) combines computer-generated information with direct depictions of reality. The latter are usually live recordings from cameras in smartphones or tablets, in which texts, symbols or objects are shown. Glasses have also been developed with similar functions (e.g. "Google Glass"), but have not managed to catch on up to now.
There are the seven wonders of the ancient and modern world, architectural wonders of the world and wonders of nature, but what are actually the greatest wonders from the engineering sector? Which ones would you like to see live?
The 3D CAD models app of the CADENAS PARTcommunity was rewarded with the automation app award in 2014. It is perfectly suited as a second screen for engineers to search for 3D CAD models from various manufacturers and download them free of charge. The CAD models are available for the most common CAD systems. You can also find the MISUMI catalogue from among 400 manufacturer-certified catalogues.
The "Project Nepal" of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology aims at repairing medical equipment in Nepalese hospitals. After three weeks of preparation at the Technical University of Denmark with language and cultural trainings, 8 NTNU students will work in Nepalese hospitals for 6 weeks.
Whether it be in medicine, materials science or for normal machine applications – Simulations can be used nowadays as a useful method for predicting the consequences of development. This enables medical students to learn about the complex functioning of the heart, nano-coatings to be tested on different materials or car accidents to be simulated. Read the last post from the Computer Aided Design series.
Industry 4.0 or Industrial IoT (IIoT) is getting more and more into the production sites. The aim is to create an error resistant process for high quality production, reduce downtime and avoid costs. As Machine-to-Machine communication is not starting automatically, it needs people and solutions to make it work. Let us show you how we approach it.
The FEM is an independent analytical method which may appear to have nothing to do with computer aided design at first. However, it should be a subject of our series because many intersections between CAD and FEM have resulted from innovations in IT. The FEM is, for example, now an integral part of many CAD programmes.
The next section of this CAD series will cover the rise of product management services – specifically Product Data Management (PDM) solutions. CAD has drastically simplified the design phase of a product’s lifecycle. This accompanied with globalization has led to an explosion of CAD users around the world.
The construction of components has been made much easier thanks to the invention of CAD programmes. The actual production process was still manual. The design was given to the technician who configured his machine accordingly. This has changed with the second revolution: Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) makes it possible to transfer component constructions directly onto a machine in order to manufacture the component in an entirely automated way. You can discover more about this in the second part of our range on “Computer Aided Design”.
The first design drawings date back to the 16th century. At that time, however, creating a drawing was much more expensive. Designers used hand-made tools for their concepts and drawings. Later, the drawing table was introduced to create technical drawings. Drawings as we know them became possible only with the invention of computers and various software programs.
Positioning technology is used as a technical term when it comes to fixing components in different axes. But not everyone is aware of what this all entails. Positioning in its simplest form is the simple securing of a workpiece for further processing in order to reproduce industrial processes in a consistent and repeatable manner. The introduction of basic methods, such as tensioning or clamping devices, is the basis for efficient assembly and production lines. Learn about the most important basics of positioning technology in the first part of our series "Engineer to Engineer" and follow the MISUMI YouTube channel:
In the 1970s, automation found its way into the industrial sector. Customers demanded a greater variety of high quality products and shorter delivery times. This was made possible through the use of electronics and IT in the production and procurement of industrial plants. Since then, manual work steps have been taken over by machines and IT has gained a foothold in the supply management of companies - the beginning of the third industrial revolution.