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7 Tips for an Ergonomic Workstation Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2019 10:51:00 AM

Anyone who’s spent an extended time sitting at a computer, whether for school or work, has probably experienced some form of strain. What once was the exception is now the norm -- desk jobs are more common than ever, and so are the related health risks.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Best Position for a Computer Screen in an Ergonomic Desk Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 10, 2019 8:51:54 AM

When it comes to ergonomics and computer screens, it’s all in how you look at it. One thing is beyond dispute: If you want an ergonomic desk setup at the office or in a university setting, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Importance of Office Furniture to Workplace Posture and Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 25, 2019 1:53:07 PM

The importance of office furniture in terms of workplace posture and ergonomics is becoming more apparent than ever.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics

5 Benefits of a Single-Source Custom Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 18, 2019 12:21:02 PM

Industries over all the map -- hospitality furniture, outdoor and professional kitchen appliances, ergonomic office equipment, medical equipment, and more -- need motion control solutions. Sometimes, the path to their end result zigs and zags several times.

Whether you’re looking to consolidate production of an existing product or improve the design of a new one, single-source manufacturing makes sense.

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Topics: Design, Safety, Supply Chain

The Benefits of Powder Coating for Hinge Finishes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 10, 2019 12:24:00 PM

Do not underestimate the power of powder coating!

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Topics: Appliance, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 6, 2019 11:31:56 AM

Modern product design is heavily influenced by motion control. Many of today’s flashy or high-end products take advantage of innovative hinge mechanism design to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Hinges

Advantages of Prototyping Your Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 4, 2019 5:31:01 PM

Prototypes validate designs. Just as -- or possibly more -- important, they validate designs before they go into production.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Testing & Prototyping

5 Cases for Custom Hinge Manufacturers in the USA Vs. Offshoring

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 28, 2019 3:29:59 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should have your success as top priority, not its own success. We find it’s much, much easier to find a healthy supplier relationship when it’s based in the United States.

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Topics: Cost, Supply Chain

Hidden Door Hinge Design: 5 Aesthetic & Functional Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2019 2:29:44 PM

If you’re designing a product with a hinge, there’s a decent chance you want it hidden away from the world.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Hinges, Durability, Aesthetics, Food Industry

Where to Purchase Ergonomics Office Furniture: How to Find a Supplier

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 19, 2019 12:52:00 PM

So you’ve read up on the benefits of ergonomic office products. You’ve heard rave reviews about the top ergonomic office chairs, ergonomic computer solutions (i.e. advanced keyboard mechanisms and adjustable monitor arms), and desktop components for training desks. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control