Monthly Archives: December 2015

Rotary Viscous Damper with options

Pictured above is a rotary viscous damper with 2 added options which greatly add to┬áthe functionality. The two options are a one way clutch and a torsion spring. The motion is as follows rotating the grey member CCW is easy … Continue reading

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What are the Differences in Friction Hinges?

In a very basic sense a friction hinge is a mechanism which uses friction to impede rotation or movement of an object. This does not necessarily apply to pivoting about an axis alone, you can have a friction hinge that … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper with a One-Way Clutch

One on the popular techniques for controlling damping direction in our Rotary Viscous Damper is using a one way wrap spring clutch. This mechanism has 4 major advantages : zero back-lash, slimline, low cost and high strength. We implement a … Continue reading

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Engineering Speed of Execution

3D printing has helped me get projects to the final stages of development quicker. I hope all my readers can say the same thing. My products: rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges are small devices that need to integrate into … Continue reading

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