Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

You wouldn’t want to work in a building that’s not fire-safe, would you? Leaving your toaster strudel in the microwave too long becomes a big hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Testing & Prototyping

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, Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics, hospitality

How to Get Quality Progressive Die Stamping Parts

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Say you have a design for a component, but you’re not quite sure how to make it. You know it should be die stamped, but you only have a traditional die stamping machine, and that’s not going to cut it for this complex design.

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Topics: Design, Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

What Are CNC Router Services?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Mechanical motion control manufacturers power up their machining equipment every day. CNC milling machines are creating detailed work, and jig routers are making deep cuts.

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Topics: Design, Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

Making a Space-Saving Hinge Design for Your Heavy-Duty Application

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Today’s buyers want more features integrated into their product. 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

6 Grill & BBQ Smoker Design Ideas to Get Your Customer to Go High-End

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 10, 2020 3:04:44 PM

Today’s outdoor and backyard living enthusiasts treat grilling almost like a religion. They’re not afraid to drop down four-figure amounts on your latest grill or BBQ smoker design idea -- if you can convince them it’s worth the price.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Grill, Smoker, Aesthetics, Food Industry, trends

VIDEOS: Motion Control Solutions for Complex Industrial Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 20, 2020 12:24:00 PM

Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed what you can achieve when you combine old-fashioned mechanical engineering with a creativity-minded manufacturer.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Lid Support, Vectis, Durability, Safety, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment

Mechanical vs. Electronic Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM

When talking about today’s motion control solutions, engineers tend to think in terms of motors and cylinders. True, those can provide movement, but so can mechanical motion control, which has come a long way in terms of complexity and quality. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Motion Control Design Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should not just be a simple assembly line -- it should be a full-fledged partner in your process.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Smoker Grill