Custom Knob Design Software
Design custom knobs easily. Download eMachineShop’s free CAD to start with a knob design from our extensive library of parts and shapes. When you’re done customizing your knob, have it analyzed and quoted for manufacturing right in the software.
- 100k+ CAD Users.
- Hundreds of Part Templates.
Knobs are pieces, usually on the end of protruding handles, gripped by the user that come in different shapes and sizes. Common knob applications are door knobs for lock mechanisms, shift knobs for manual vehicles, and threaded knobs used for drawers and cabinets. Knobs are easily customizable, and are made in many shapes and sizes for comfort, ease-of-use, and functionality. Design your own custom knobs with eMachineShop CAD and get in-software quotes for production in metal or plastic.
Make a Custom Knob
- Open eMachineShop CAD and select File > New.
- Click the 3D Samples dropdown.
- Find and select from the available Knob templates.
- In the workspace, add desired custom features as needed.
Mills use rotating tools to cut material into almost any 3D shape. CNC Mills can work with tight tolerances.
Injection Molding produces parts by forcing molten polymer material into a mold. It’s the most economical process for producing high volumes of plastic parts.
3D Printing (aka Rapid Prototyping) is an additive manufacturing process. It’s often used for testing designs and quick-turn low-volume 3D parts.
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CNC Waterjet Cutting
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CNC Laser Cutting
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Sinker and Wire EDM
EDM machines create parts by using recurring sparks to remove material. Recommended for intricate designs requiring sharp inside corners and high dimensional accuracy.
CNC Plasma Cutting
CNC Plasma Cutters use a high-velocity stream of ionized gas to cut parts out of sheet metal. Excellent for producing 2D parts when working with thick metal sheets.
CNC Turret Punching
CNC Turret Presses create 2D parts by rapidly punching predetermined shapes into sheet material. Cost-effective for production runs of simple metal parts.
Rubber Compression Molding creates parts by pressing a heated block of rubber into a mold. Ideal for making high volumes of simple rubber parts.
CNC Routing creates precise cuts in sheet materials by removing material with a rotating tool.
After manufacturing, parts may require additional processing. Secondary services include CNC bending, grinding, tapping, knurling and more.
Finishing processes are used to enhance appearance, surface durability, and corrosion resistance. Options include powder coating, anodizing, plating, polishing and more.