Tag: engineering process

Why go to trade shows?

Every time I say I’m going to a trade show I am questioned about it: “Ugh, such a hassle”, “But there’s lots of people!”, “The food is terrible!”, “Really? They’re pointless”, and my favorite: “Boring, they’re always the same”. So I thought I should do a quick post about my reasons for going to and…

The USMSG part 2 – Define your pull-out torque

The most important step in the process has been done, or at least started, which is: defining the high level specification of your mechanism. Great, now it’s time to get specific with the details. In this step, we’ll define the required torque specs that will allow you to actually start searching on the catalogs.

The USMSG part 1 – Define your requirements

So you want or need to add some motion to your system, and you think a stepper motor is the right solution for your application? Great! But how do you start? Well, let’s start from the beginning: define the needs of your mechanism, a.k.a. your spec.

The Ultimate Stepper Motor Selection Guide

Stepper motors are ubiquitous. From clocks, to 3D printers, to CNC mills. From split flap displays to spaceships. They are everywhere. The nature of their operation makes them the ideal option for many different systems that can’t (or don’t want to) afford complex electronics for closed-loop motion control but still need positional accuracy. They are…