Category Archives: Equipment Profiles

Scanning Our Horizons: FARO Design ScanArm – 3D Scanner

Here at Mishimoto, we’re all about speed and quality.  Our mission is to provide you with high-quality parts to make your cars better, and we love finding new ways to make those parts and get them to you faster.  Our newest companion in this mission is our FARO Design ScanArm.  FARO is a Florida-based company that specializes in 3D measurement technology.  FARO’s products are used by leading corporations across numerous industries, from Aston Martin and BMW to NASA, so we’re definitely in good company here at Mishimoto. The FARO Design ScanArm uses a laser, along with an integrated … Continue Reading ››

The Cutting Edge of Mishimoto – WARDJet Water Jet Cutter

A Sharper Knife

When early man wanted to cut something, he beat two rocks together until one of them was vaguely pointy and sharp. I imagine there were probably a lot of smashed thumbs and whatever the equivalent of cursing was to a caveman.  Over thousands of years, humans developed new ways of cutting materials (and themselves). The Egyptians created copper saws, early Europeans learned how to harden iron, and the advent of steel led to stronger, more efficient saws.  Then, in the 1880s, George Clemson perfected the hacksaw, and bike thieves all over the world rejoiced.

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Mishimoto is Dyno-mite – Our Dynojet and Dynapack Dynos

There’s nothing quite like hearing the roar of an engine mixed with the whir of rollers spinning under your wheels, all while you watch the line on the graph climb.  Running a powerful car on a dynamometer (dyno) is the epitome of instant gratification for gear-heads.  Here at Mishimoto, we use our dynos on a daily basis.  From all-wheel-drive (AWD) hatchbacks, like the Ford Focus RS, to the high-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Camaro SS,  and even trucks like the Nissan Titan XD. Almost every vehicle we bring in finds itself strapped … Continue Reading ››