Category Archives: #product design

Getting the Edge in Cosmetics Packaging

Cosmetics packaging is an interesting industry which would benefit from rotary viscous dampers. Compacts for example. They have an articulating lid which opens so that the consumer can dispense the product. The lids on these devices are usually held together … Continue reading

Posted in #product design | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How Do Friction Hinges Aid Ergonomic Design?

Some critical elements of furniture for the workplace, airplane, home and school is something that gets overlooked initially when considering a new design. Furniture must be comfortable and not cause the user undue strain, pain or any discomfort. For example … Continue reading

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #product design, friction hinges, furniture, OSHA, rotary viscous damping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Miniature Friction Hinges

It’s been a while since my last update. We have been manufacturing miniature friction hinges for customers and it has been very interesting. Developing processes to insure consistent product is very rewarding. The friction hinges we manufacture reach many industries … Continue reading

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #manufacturing, #product design, furniture, mechanical engineering, medical, rotary viscous damping | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

3D printing tools for production use

Any production facility involved in stage tooling knows the cost in custom designed and manufactured tools. Tools that are used in assembly processes, quality control, material handling and many other operations can be very expensive to make. If the tools … Continue reading

Posted in #engineering, #manufacturing, #product design, 3D printing, rotary viscous damping | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rotary viscous dampers and production lines

Among the unusual applications I have seen over the years, one in particular sticks in my mind because it is extremely practical in keeping production line productivity high.  A client had a production line that was used in a critical … Continue reading

Posted in #engineering, #manufacturing, #product design, rotary viscous damping | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #drumming, #engineering, #paiste, #product design, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #product design, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #product design, damping, medical | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #product design, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #aerospace, #engineering, #product design, Automotive, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment