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Case Studies

Our case studies cover an extensive number of challenges and applications, demonstrating our ability to adapt and to think outside the box. In every scenario, we provide the best solution possible based on the requirements and constraints with which we are presented.

The kitchen has achieved unprecedented status in today’s homes. As the modern-day hub for family interaction and entertaining, its new generation of high-end appliances has taken center stage, merging high style with performance. While one popular design trend calls attention to distinctive appliance design, another growing trend utilizes wood-paneled…

The Problem

The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. contains display cases housing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Flanking these are two sets of seven cases lining the Rotunda’s curved walls that display the “American Originals” document collection.  Both banks of cases have seven…

Artone Manufacturing LLC wanted to get ahead of business travel trends. Small hotels, Airbnbs, and other similar options have been springing up everywhere, and they need filled with furniture that’s sturdy and memorable. At the same time, the Jamestown, N.Y.-based casegoods manufacturer was preparing for the BDNY (Boutique Design New York) trade show…

bemco

Bemco Inc. is a well-established manufacturer of high-end environmental test chambers and space simulation systems. An early example of their pioneering products would be the very first Orbital Space Simulator, designed and built by Bemco for Lockheed Missiles and Space in the 1950s. Since the beginning, Bemco has provided a wide variety of test chamb…

Restaurants and bars across the globe are starting to rethink the ergonomic design of their eating and social spaces to make them more accessible for employees and customers alike. Part of this remodeling includes considering motion control hinges for easier movement of cabinets, doors, and other appliances.  King’s Fish House has been redesigning its…

 

ETS Tan asked Weber Knapp to develop an adjustable counterbalance hinge system to support a series of lids ranging in size and weight from 250lbs to 309 lbs for their new tanning bed line.Weber Knapp was able to develop a single unique counterbalance hinge that could manage the varying center of gravity locations and weights for the entire tanning bed… 

Applied Materials is a global leader in materials engineering equipment for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and solar photovoltaic (PV) industries. When it was determined that one of their sophisticated vacuum chamber products required a safer and more reliable lid counterbalancing method, project engineer Larry Frazier remembered the quality…

The Need Hestan Commercial a manufacturer of high-quality commercial kitchens, based out of Anaheim, California, introduced a line of professional-grade grills for the residential market under the brand of Hestan Outdoor. This new product line includes an array of grills, complementary doors and drawers, side burners, refrigeration products and a custom…