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6 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges & Where to Use Them in Commercial Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 18, 2022 6:45:00 AM

Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain, 'ol door hinge to advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Aesthetics, Cost, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

Designing a Space-Saving Hinge for Heavy-Duty Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 10, 2022 3:15:00 PM

Today’s buyers want more features integrated into their products. They also want something that doesn't take up a lot of space on their property or in their store. So, how does a product designer balance the two?

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Topics: Applications, Design, Grill, Aesthetics, Food Industry, Cost, kitchen

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 19, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen, Hospitality Furniture

5 Best Small Hotel Room Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 14, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Space is a premium in major cities. Boutique hotel design can demand a tight budget. Today, many hotel room design trends focus on maximizing space for customers through creative approaches. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics, hospitality

What Is GSA-Approved Office Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Furnishing your office is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, like your team's comfort and health, an appealing aesthetic, cost, and durability. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, standards & certifications, office equipment

5 RV Design Ideas for Maximizing Space

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You might as well just call RVs "tiny houses on wheels." After all, while they present a luxury camping solution, it goes without saying that space is at a premium. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics

Book Lift Mechanisms + 6 Other Ways to Boost Library/Museum Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Have you ever walked into a library, sat down at one of the computer stations, and wondered, “How could anyone ever use the monitor in this position?”

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Durability, Aesthetics

Finding the Best Office Desk Position For Ergonomics and Productivity

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 12, 2020 12:26:20 PM

Ergonomics is about more than how you position your body. It’s also about where. So it's important to consider the best office desk position, whether at home or at work. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Aesthetics, office equipment

6 Tiny Hotel Room Design Innovations That Save Designers Money

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 6, 2020 2:23:56 PM

In today's hospitality world, bigger isn't always better. Yes, hotel room design is changing -- all you need to do is observe the capsule hotel trend. It's popping up throughout the world, but it’s just one way designers are maximizing space while still creating a unique customer experience. 

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Topics: Design, Aesthetics, hospitality, Hospitality Furniture

Capabilities of a Mechanical Motion Control Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 10, 2020 12:29:00 PM

There’s nothing like taking your idea to a full-service manufacturer and getting a complete solution, start to finish.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Testing & Prototyping