Category Archives: rotary viscous damping

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

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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

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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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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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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Material Considerations

We find that during our product design process that customer requirements have us design with certain specific materials. General requirements for our specific brand of damper usually needs materials with low coefficient of thermal expansion. For most environments engineering materials … Continue reading

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Dampers and Economics

We often come across problems that are natural to product design.Specifically features verses cost.If a customer is willing to pay the higher price to add a high end feature like a damping hinge then it usually is a good idea … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers And Temperature

As a mechanical engineer reading this blog you should be aware of ambient temperature and it’s effect on the motion of a MMT rotary damper. We usually test the designs in a chamber setup to simulate the customers application. Even … 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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