Author Archives: Mechanical Motion Tech LLC

About Mechanical Motion Tech LLC

Mechanical Motion Technologies custom designs and manufactures slim-line, lightweight friction and damping hinges. Full engineering and manufacturing support at small and large scales.

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 … Continue reading

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3d Printing and Manufacturing

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FREMz0RiID80Z15z1 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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