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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

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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

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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

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Rotary Viscous Damper with options

Pictured above is a rotary viscous damper with 2 added options which greatly add to the functionality. The two options are a one way clutch and a torsion spring. The motion is as follows rotating the grey member CCW is easy … 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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Rapid, Functional Prototypes for Friction Hinges and Rotary VIscous Dampers

I have been talking quite a bit about 3d printing and engineering prototypes.  We have been working on streamlining the process from concept to functional prototypes for a while now and new prototypes are rapidly coming to fruition. As most engineers know … Continue reading

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Furniture Designers and the rotary viscous damper

Cubicles are famous for these overhead bins, sort of similar to what you see in airplanes. In cubicles you must hold these in place so they don’t come crashing down disturbing your neighbors or whacking yourself in the head. To … 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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More 3D Printed Rotary Viscous Dampers

  Mechanical Motion Technologies  has produced another custom rotary  viscous  damper. By utiilizing state of the art  3d printing polymers we can produce prototypes  and production level dampers at a huge price and leadtime reduction. See us at http://www.mmtech.us to … Continue reading

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3D Printing in Rotary Viscous Dampers and Friction Hinges

Some major advantages in 3D printing as a manufacturing tool is that we can increase the speed to market for our customers product at a reasonable price. Design changes, proof of concepts and limited production runs can be performed quickly. … Continue reading

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