Monthly Archives: October 2013

Friction Hinge Operation Mode

Friction hinges have quite a few modes of operation. Almost all friction hinges rely on a physical interference between mechanical elements to achieve their holding ability. We can achieve the interference by creating a round spring cylinder, called a wrap-band, … Continue reading

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Should I buy from overseas or from the USA?

I wanted to talk a little bit about the complex business of buying from overseas.  Every company talks about it and ponders the advantages and disadvantages.  I believe that a firm truth is “It depends on what you are buying”. … Continue reading

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What is a Rotary Viscous Damper?

Basically a rotary viscous damper slows down pivoting objects like LCD screens and toilet bowl lids so they don’t slam. We focus on engineering and manufacturing a Rotary Viscous Damper that has found it’s way into quite a few applications. … Continue reading

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What is a friction hinge?

A friction hinge is also referred to as a torque hinge, friction clutch or friction engine. A friction hinge is usually used to hold a pivoting member in a set position until acted upon by another force which exceeds its’ … Continue reading

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