Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing
Knapp, a former trim designer, joined Weber in 1909, when the manufacturing facility covered a mere few hundred square feet and housed a limited but productive operation.
That year, the enthusiastic partners renamed the business and set it on a course to maintain high quality while providing for gradual but steady growth.
In the first decade, the primary products were phonograph hardware, needle cups and covers, hinges, and supports. 1920 brought growth and diversification when the Keeler Brass Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan purchased Weber Knapp.
Throughout its history, Weber Knapp has continuously been a supplier and contributor to innovations within in this industry.
It all sparks when an innovative idea meets our patented technology. It doesn’t end until it’s custom packaged and shipped to your door. Check out a day in the life of product design & manufacturing at Weber Knapp.
Looking to learn more about motion control, ergonomics, or machining operations? Take a look at some of these great resources!
Where you’re an office boss or an HR department head, you want your employees to be happy and healthy. In the past, the most overlooked way to do that has been providing them with a fully ergonomic office workstation setup.
In product design, motion and perceived quality are closely linked. When a lid, cover, or door moves smoothly or with just the “right” amount of effort, users can tell it's a high-quality product.
Recent Blog Posts
- 5 Hinge Design Guidelines for Medical and Science Equipmentby Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
Heavy-duty hinges are all about doing a job smoothly and repeatedly without compromising the quality of the overall product. Particularly in medical and scientific applications, hinges are critically essential to the continued functionality of often-expensive equipment. As a result, there are many hinge design guidelines specific to these industries that can make or (literally) break your project’s success. Below, we’ll discuss five considerations for heavy-duty hinges, and the guidelines that ensure they function perfectly.
- Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design: How Hinges Open Doors to Innovationby Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm
Summer is the season of grilling, sun, and — for a growing number of Americans — fancy backyard fun. After living the hermit life in 2020, the entire world was ready to kick back and relax around the grill. However, innovation doesn’t take breaks, and you’ve got work to do. Especially since 82% of American homeowners say they are more interested in updating outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic. There are many opportunities to improve and innovate the functionality of an outdoor kitchen. Shoring up safety, reliability, and convenience will ensure that your designs don’t just help an end-user relax, but also enhance the safety and convenience of entertaining and outdoor fun. If you’re a professional looking to take a custom outdoor kitchen design to the next level, hinges are pivotal for making the ordinary incredible.
- Ergonomics in Manufacturing: How to Improve Shop Floor Safetyby Weber Knapp on May 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
In manufacturing, safety is always a major concern. Hazards that come with the territory of a manufacturing line or shop floor can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of your employees.
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