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Capability Spotlight: CNC Turning Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 10, 2024 4:04:29 PM

Editor's Note: This piece is an installment of an occasional series that looks at metalworking and fabrication services offered by Weber Knapp.

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Topics: Applications, Manufacturing, Services, CNC Turning Services

Counter Hinges: FAQs About Lift Gate Assistant for Pass-Throughs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 21, 2024 2:07:00 PM

Your heavy countertop has created some problems. 

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What's the Best Position for a Keyboard? [Correct Office Ergonomics]

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 20, 2024 3:45:00 PM

Sore wrists. A stiff neck. A tired back. 

Spend any amount of time working on an office computer with a keyboard that’s just not positioned correctly, and you’ll likely walk away feeling some discomfort. 

If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

Capability Spotlight: Metal Laser Cutting Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 14, 2024 10:27:16 AM

Editor's Note: This piece is an installment of an occasional series that looks at metalworking and fabrication services offered by Weber Knapp.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Services, Laser Cutting

Trade Show Trail: Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Expo 2024, KBIS 2024

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 9, 2024 11:15:34 AM

As we continue on this year’s trade show circuit, we have two more events to add to our Q1 travel list. 

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Topics: trade shows

Hinge Design: How to Find the Center of Gravity of Irregular Objects

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 8, 2024 12:00:00 PM

Improving stability.

Upgrading performance. 

Enhancing safety. 

These are just a few of the reasons a design engineer might find themselves calculating the center of gravity for any object. 

In the world of hinge design, this calculation can be used for someone as simple as keeping a lid, door, or cover from slamming into something -- or someone.

Designing a no-slam hinge doesn’t just keep your customers safer, it also keeps you protected … from lawsuits. On a lighter note (pun intended), a steady open/close also improves ease of use for customers.

Finding the center of gravity in objects isn’t always easy; not all objects are perfect circles or simply symmetrical. In fact, most aren’t, and calculating their center of gravity takes a certain level of skill – something an experienced heavy-duty hinge manufacturer possesses. 

In this article, we’ll look at three ways (in order of decreasing difficulty) for how to find the center of gravity of an irregular object. Can't wait? Click on any one of the ways to jump to the corresponding section: 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design

Capability Spotlight: Weber Knapp Industrial Powder Coating Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 26, 2024 3:09:32 PM

Editor's Note: This piece is an installment of an occasional series that looks at metalworking and fabrication services offered by Weber Knapp.

The right metal finish can make all the difference in the lifespan and functionality of a product.

Just ask those who made the wrong finish choice.

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Topics: Finishing, Aesthetics, Services

Ergonomics in Healthcare Education: Creating A Comfortable Environment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 26, 2024 2:36:16 PM

Universities and learning institutions are dynamic environments where knowledge is shared, discoveries are made, and the next generation of healthcare professionals is shaped. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety, office equipment

Meeting the 2024 Supply Chain With a Motion Control Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 17, 2024 10:48:00 AM

Think about the last project you spearheaded. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

Does Your Unconventional Project Need a Heavy Duty Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2023 4:49:44 PM

Your project is unusual. 

You aim to solve a unique problem that requires a custom solution. Adding mechanical motion control would perfect your design

But is it possible?

In the world of motion control solutions, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Counterbalance, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinges, Vectis, Manufacturing