5 Tips for a Dedicated Remote Workstation That Beats Winter Blues
by Weber Knapp on November 19, 2020 at 9:51 pm
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect and winter fast approaching, it’s crucial to be prepared for the work-from-home holiday.
Behind the Scenes of Making Hinges for BBQ Smokers
by Weber Knapp on November 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm
When it comes to manufacturing BBQ smokers, proper hinge design is vital. Smoker lids are often extremely heavy, which can make them a safety hazard.
Heavy-Duty Lid Support: Mechanical Springs or Gas Springs?
by Weber Knapp on November 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm
The user experience for a product with a heavy lid or cover can range from awkward to annoying to downright dangerous. Picture holding an industrial toolbox lid in place while reaching in one-handed, maybe twisting your back in the process. Or what if it comes down suddenly when your arm or fingers are in the way? The bruises won't be pretty, and the damage might be much worse. This is why many designers add gas spring lid supports to their lid design. Others lean toward using counterbalance spring mechanisms or other mechanical spring solutions.
Bar Lift Gate Innovations & Applications
by Weber Knapp on November 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm
As a kid, you might have marveled at the flip-up bar countertop at your parents’ favorite restaurant. But a lot has changed since then, and bar lift gates have improved significantly.
7 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution
by Weber Knapp on October 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm
Product improvement and differentiation should be a priority for anyone involved with an ongoing project. One of the best ways to do that? Do something the other guys don’t have the knowhow or big-picture vision to do.
5 RV Design Ideas for Maximizing Space
by Weber Knapp on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm
You might as well just call RVs "tiny houses on wheels." After all, while they present a luxury camping solution, it goes without saying that space is at a premium.
3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals
by Weber Knapp on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup.
The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture
by Weber Knapp on September 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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.
Book Lift Mechanisms + 6 Other Ways to Boost Library/Museum Ergonomics
by Weber Knapp on August 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Have you ever walked into a library, sat down at one of the computer stations, and wondered, “How could anyone ever use the monitor in this position?”
Finding the Best Office Desk Position For Ergonomics and Productivity
by Weber Knapp on August 12, 2020 at 4:26 pm
Ergonomics is about more than how you position your body. It’s also about where. So it's important to consider the best office desk position, whether at home or at work.