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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

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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

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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 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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