3D printing in Engineering

I have been doing a lot of new products and 3D printing has played a large role in moving things along.  The big change that has occurred was the huge advance in filament technologies.  More resilient and robust filaments have been helping smaller companies achieve fantastic results.  #taulman3d have produced high quality filaments worth trying.  See us at www. Mmtech.us and we can try to help on any way possible.   

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3d Printing and Manufacturing


Sometimes tooling for manufacturing is needed and a 3d printed part holder fits the bill. It saves time and money. In the video I am printing a tool piece for holding our product while assembly operations are performed. We can pass cost savings along to the customer. #manufacturing #mechanicalengineering #3dprinting

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Food Processing Application

I have had a few conversations with customers regarding the application of slow close hinges in the food processing industry. It seems that to improve safety and processing abilities on the production floor a slow close hinge would be a great asset. Lids for equipment are quite large and unruly to handle when internal work needs to be performed. Also, there is a cleanliness requirement which needs a hinge that can withstand wash down and corrosive chemical exposure. At mechanical motion technologies we have always offered rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges which can survive exposure to these hazardous environments. Lids for equipment, refrigerator doors are just a few applications. contact us at http://www.mmtech.us for your custom application.

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Dampers for Aerospace

We find that aerospace applications are the largest users of rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges. Overall our core focus is creating the most damping per unit volume that is possible. Precision damping in a slimline package is our expertise and we have proprietary processes to achieve these goals.  The same applies for friction hinges, we have new developments to achieve highe torque in smaller diameters than any other friction hinge manufacturer. We stand by that statement proudly. Please visit us at http://www.mmtech.us or call at 203-406-7900

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Cymbals


I sometimes get inspired in different situations  for applications for my rotary viscous dampers. I was thinking of a rock concert where I was watching the drummer intently and noticed his technique for hitting and damping the sound of the long decay on large thin cymbals. He would hit the cymbal in the course of a song or solo and them use his hand to damping the decay of the sound waves to give a quick muffled decay.  I noticed the same drummer a few years later (Neil Peart of Rush)  using very small cymbals that would “splash” and decay very quickly.  Well that got me thinking that we could achieve a new kind of quick decay by using a rotary damper in a spherical configuration to slow the decay in a unique way  unlike anyone drumming now. I guess I have a little experimenting to do on my Ludwig drumset pictured above.  I knew I could get a musical idea once in my life! please come see our web site and contact us if there is any application you need to consult us for, it could be music to our ears.  http://www.mmtech.us

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Rotary Viscous Dampers Made in The USA


Made in the USA. We have all heard it and here at Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC we live it.  Having our production parts and prototypes molded, machined and assembled in the US gives us many advantages, quick access to vendors to forge a good working relationship and expedited, high quality parts.  This is extremely important.  I have compared the cost and quality between offshore and homegrown parts and we win on all accounts.  Which means our customers also win. We can get to production quicker and the product can get into the customers hands faster. The cost savings is worth it.  We have all of our parts engineered and manufactured in the USA. Give us a call or go to our website at http://www.mmtech.us

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Aerospace Applications-Rotary Viscous Dampers


Aerospace applications dominate our product line because our dampers and friction hinges are passive devices that need no maintenance and are very light in weight and slimline. The airplane manufacturers enjoy the fact that our dampers do not vibrate during turbulence, maneuvers, take off or landing. Silence is a major concern during these operations. We can customize our rotary viscous dampers to many difference sizes and configurations.So if  you need assistance in your aerospace application please contact us.

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Rotary viscous dampers and their proper application

When looking over the requirements of a new project designers must balance the price of the product and features that are implemented.  Rigorous requirements sometimes yield higher cost materials. Environmental concerns will also guide the feasibility of using a viscous damper. Physics usually gets in the way of pipe dream  features and practical use. For the most part rotary viscous dampers add value and a high quality feel to a product.  But, is it in the budget? You must decide whether you are a high end product manufacturer or not.  What is your niche? Who are you appealing to? Consider these things before product realization occurs.  Contact us at www. Mmtech.us for a consultation. 

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Custom Friction Hinges


We are having great success with our new line of lightweight friction hinges. Using engineering polymers and FEA analysis we have created a new generation of customizable friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers. Many applications have crossed our path such as automotive, industrial, aerospace, gas storage systems and medical application just to name a few. By the nature of our technology friction hinges can be made more reliable, robust and wash-down  capable without losing performance. Automotive and aerospace applications are endless because we have reduced part weight, part count and removed the need for additional lubrication.  Come visit us at http://www.mmtech.us to see what we can do to help your project move along.

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Automotive


Automotive is a great industry where rotary viscous dampers  could be used. Although their application must be carefully planned. All dampers that use viscous fluid are affected by temperature by some degree, usually at the extremes it is most noticeable.  If you were to use a rotary viscous damper in the winter in Minnesota early in the morning, clearly the damping would be dramatically increased and inversely in Mexico. So the best environments for rotary viscous dampers is between 35 deg F and 100 deg F.  There can be exceptions. For example if the damper is used in combination with a torsion spring  or a friction hinge you may be able to alleviate slamming lids in extreme hot temperatures, because the friction hinge is much less affected by temperature. contact me for your next application at http://www.mmtech.us or call 203-406-7900

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