Category Archives: torque hinge

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 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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More 3D Printing Friction Hinges and Rotary Viscous Dampers

I have been exploring more avenues in 3D printing.  Currently I have built a Prusa i3 3D printer to fabricate dampers and friction hinges. I choose this type of printer because it allows more parts to be built per square … Continue reading

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Friction Hinge Used in A Novel Configuration

I was thinking about ways that friction hinges could be used in a way other than rotary. Because a friction hinge is 2 concentric elements we could use the configuration with a force, in either direction, axially.  No changes would … Continue reading

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Services Provided By Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC

Since we work on specific engineering problems that are in a narrow niche we have proprietary processes which are used to achieve optimal solutions. Our vast experience in motion control and list of high profile clients such as BE Aerospace … Continue reading

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Greaseless Friction Hinge with HIgh Torque capabilities

We have been working on greaseless friction hinges that have a large range of torques. The unit shown in the picture is an early stage proof of concept for a 60 in-lb friction hinge with a life cycle of 40,000. … Continue reading

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Case Studies in Choosing a Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC Friction Hinge

In the image shown above we see an application for a precision friction hinge.  The product shown above is a back rest for use in a critical care facility. It supports a weak back when using the commode. The green … Continue reading

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Spring Loaded Rotary Viscous Damper

I would like to talk about another real world application that we have designed our rotary viscous damper into and manufactured for a customer.  The application was a waste receptacle lid in an aircraft. The lid of the waste receptacle … Continue reading

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New Product Release of Friction Hinges

  We have developed a greaseless friction hinge series: GL375. The key feature is the lack of messy grease. Automakers should be thrilled about this, no more incidental transfer onto auto interior surfaces. The hinges are resistant to harsh chemicals … 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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