Misumi USA has introduced an engineering blog located at its Web site, www.misumiusa.com. Focused on the latest mechanical components trends for assembly automation, the blog is intended to provide a forum for engineers to share opinions and ideas surrounding the machine design/build industry. The company's engineers will post regular content focused on topics such as geometric tolerances and fits; materials, surface treatments and hardness; calculations; component selection; and frequently asked questions. In addition, author and mechanical engineer Chris Blaszczyk will make regular contributions to the blog. Mr. Blaszczyk brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience and knowledge of the assembly automation market and is Misumi's resident expert on configurable components. During the past year, he has written several articles that have appeared in numerous engineering magazines and online at various engineering Web sites. The blog encourages reader feedback through a "contact us" form, and readers can also comment on blog postings or search archives by date or category. For more information from Misumi USA, visit the company's MMSOnline Showroom.