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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 for Medical Devices

Many medical devices such as hospital equipment, emergency equipment and prosthetic devices are examples of applications that could use friction hinges or rotary viscous dampers. Elbow joints,  knees and ankles are good examples. In the arena of hospital equipment we … 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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