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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 Dampers and Toys

As in all consumer products safety is a great concern. Safety for the user and others. Since toys involve children mostly, you would expect the designer to incorporate safety features especially when fast moving parts are involved. One classic example … 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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Automotive Rotary Viscous Damping Application

One place you might see a rotary viscous damper in a mass produced application is in a vehicle. The handles inside the passenger cab above the window usually incorporate a torsion spring loaded rotary viscous damper. This application is not … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and the 3d printing trend

In the design process for a new device there usually is a step that is very important called the proof of concept. Without a proof of concept you usually are doomed. Can you really take the chance and spend a … 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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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Furniture Design

One application I have been asked about for the rotary viscous damper is in the furniture industry, industrial, commercial or residential. Overheard bins for file cabinets, movable work surfaces, seating or ergonomic applications where slamming of lids or furniture components … Continue reading

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An Infinite Sea of Challenges

It never fails to amaze me, but I have been approached by another company to design a damper for an application that I really would never have thought of myself. The use of social media is amazing because without it, … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper: Light Duty or Heavy Duty?

It has been years, but my interest in Rotary Viscous Dampers was sparked by cassette decks. As a young music fanatic I had to have a component stereo cassette deck for music. I could never afford a high end deck … Continue reading

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Successful Material Selected

Every application has certain requirements. One requirement that is crucial is from which materials do we make the Rotary Viscous dampers and friction hinges. After years of testing in environmental chambers and the real outside environment we have been successfully … Continue reading

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