Category Archives: 3D printing

Rotary Viscous Damper: Marine Application

We have made a few designs for use in marine applications. The materials we use are impervious to saltwater and debris. The damping grease used is sealed internally and won’t lose functionality with immersion in water or in splashing situations. … Continue reading

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Rapid, Functional Prototypes for Friction Hinges and Rotary VIscous Dampers

I have been talking quite a bit about 3d printing and engineering prototypes.  We have been working on streamlining the process from concept to functional prototypes for a while now and new prototypes are rapidly coming to fruition. As most engineers know … Continue reading

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3D Printed Rotary Viscous Dampers 

   If you have noticed I used the same image in this post as in the last post.  I have used it because it is the same shape as used in my recently invented rotary viscous damper. Since it is … Continue reading

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3D Printing in Rotary Viscous Dampers and Friction Hinges

Some major advantages in 3D printing as a manufacturing tool is that we can increase the speed to market for our customers product at a reasonable price. Design changes, proof of concepts and limited production runs can be performed quickly. … Continue reading

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3D Printed Friction Hinge

We have been experimenting and testing for around a year now and have developed a high cycle life friction hinge that we can print a critical wear components, on a 3D printer. This break through will help product development of … Continue reading

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High Performance Fricition hinges & Rotary Viscous Dampers

As a engineering consultant & manufacturing company we distinguish ourselves through the performance of our products. Friction hinges & rotary viscous dampers can be mocked up and simulated using imprecise components to achieve a mediocre performance curve.  We don’t take that road. … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper Application

I would like to start a series of posts siting specific applications for friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers. Blogging these specific applications might give insight into the potential use of our product. One of our most popular applications is … Continue reading

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Friction hinge, Rotary Viscous Dampers and 3D printing

In the world of friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers 3d printed components are making headway in the form of interface components . When a RVD or friction hinge is needed for a component in larger assembly a quick low … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and the 3d printing trend

In the design process for a new device there usually is a step that is very important called the proof of concept. Without a proof of concept you usually are doomed. Can you really take the chance and spend a … Continue reading

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3D Printing and the Rotary Viscous Damper

As designers of high stress and high cycle mechanisms we try to pursue any materials which may give us an advantage. Although it seems counter-intuitive, I have looked into the materials used in 3D printing.  Common ones :  PLA & … Continue reading

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