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MMT Friction Hinge Advantages

friction hinge I would like to highlight some advantages of our friction hinge design. The materials we choose have been picked because of their specific mechanical characteristics when interacting with other materials. The difference between the peak static torque and … Continue reading

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Friction hinge or rotary viscous damper in machine safety

I was working on a heavy duty piece of rotary equipment recently and realized it could benefit from a friction hinge or a rotary viscous damper. The safety guards for this machine are 1″ thick aluminum and swing like a … 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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Engineering Communications For Product Development

Translating information from non engineering type people to engineers is always a challenge especially when the person with the product idea has never worked with an en engineer who has gone through the process many times. Usually the idea man has a … 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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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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Laptop and Tablets : Friction Hinges & Rotary Viscous Damping

  Friction hinges and Rotary viscous dampers are mechanisms which are very active in the computer field. Intense engineering has to go into a design to combat dropping, rough handling, cycling and harsh environments.  Even though tablets are all around … Continue reading

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