Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

How to Get the Most out of CNC Press Brake Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 1, 2020 2:55:24 PM

A mechanical motion control hinge manufacturer typically keeps a wide variety of capabilities in-house, but CNC press brake services are particularly important. 

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Topics: Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

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

Some elements of motion control require a complex hinge design to meet rigorous industry needs and standards for your product. This is especially true for outdoor applications that endure both harsh weather conditions and repeated use (or, more likely, slamming). 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: From Assembly Line to the President’s Desk

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2020 10:30:38 AM

Yes, Weber Knapp specializes in motion control engineering and counterbalance hinge design, but we’re also experts in education and opportunity. 

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Topics: News, Motion Control, Engineering, Vectis

CNC Turning Machines: Fast and Easy Turned Components

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What can you make with a CNC turning machine? Fittings, rings, door knobs, spinning tops, gears -- you name it!  

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Topics: Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

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

CNC Fiber Laser Cutting Machines: Considerations for Manufacturing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 3, 2020 1:57:44 PM

Using laser cutting machines to produce detailed metal parts has been a common practice since the early 1970s. In today’s manufacturing scene, laser cutters are used extensively because now we can give the machines CAD design features and crank out the finished product in minutes. 

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Topics: Applications, Engineering, Manufacturing

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