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
- Hinge Design: How to Find the Center of Gravity of Irregular Objectsby Weber Knapp on July 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm
There are many reasons a design engineer would want to calculate center of gravity. One of the big ones? Keeping your lid, door, or cover from slamming into something — or someone. Designing a no-slam hinge won’t just keep your customers safer, it’ll also keep you safer … from lawsuits. On a lighter note (pun intended), a steady open/close also improves ease of use for customers. Keep reading to learn how to find the center of gravity of an irregular object of mass. There are actually three ways: The Easy Way The Easier Way The Easiest Way!
- Vectis Technology: The Future of Hideaway Tablesby Weber Knapp on July 14, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Summer time means eating outside on the picnic table, surrounded by family and friends. But who loves moving the heavy table once the meal is done? No one. Cue Weber Knapp’s Vectis™ Technology counterbalance hinges – the future of hideaway tables, work benches, seating, and more.
- 7 Ideas for Wall-Mounted Furniture Systems That Save Spaceby Weber Knapp on July 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm
One of the goals when improving a living or commercial space design is to save space while adding functionality and flair. It’s quite the challenge to balance ergonomics, functionality, convenience, and comfort while saving space.
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