Noise and vibration production is a major problem encountered by companies that utilize appliances in their workspaces. Appliances that produce significant vibrations can include any and all products with mechanical parts—generators, kitchen appliances like blenders, offices appliances like printers, and so on. Vibration is distracting, uncomfortable, and in some cases, unsafe for workers. It is one of the most common reasons companies will come back to manufacturers with complaints or request changes to the design.
When designing a product, consider how it will be used
The first consideration is whether an appliance will be used indoors or outdoors. Outdoor use gives you a lot more leeway with your design because the noise and vibration is not trapped inside a space. Sound equipment for concerts and other outdoor entertainment must find a way to be noisy despite that vibration diffusing into the air—but with most other types of equipment, the goal is to limit sound, not increase it.