Category Archives: #manufacturing

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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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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MMT Friction Hinge Advantages

friction hinge I would like to highlight some advantages of our friction hinge design. The materials we choose have been picked because of their specific mechanical characteristics when interacting with other materials. The difference between the peak static torque and … Continue reading

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Engineered, Designed and Manufactured in the USA

We have and always will be a US only company. It may be difficult to believe but it’s true and we intend to stay that way. Going to China is an un-necessary evil which will only create major problems in … 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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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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Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

In our facility we have full capabilities to turn your prototype of a rotary viscous damper or friction hinge into a final product. It is engineered manufactured, tested and packaged for immediate shipment to you. The full process from prototype … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Industrial Use

I would like to talk about the industrial use of our product. We design products for the environment in which they are exposed , especially in factories. In an environment where cars are made or any heavy duty equipment is … Continue reading

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Product Integration and Rotary Viscous Dampers

In general one of the most difficult steps in designing a system or product is integrating components together especially for small footprint products like laptop computers or low profile items where unobtrusiveness is required. Nobody wants a portable product with … Continue reading

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Friction Hinges, Rotary Viscous Dampers & the One-Way Clutch

I recently was approached for a special application which required damping and/or friction in one rotary direction and close to zero resistance in the opposite direction. It made me realize that I should start highlighting the options available for the … Continue reading

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