Custom Hinge Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of custom hinge manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source custom hinge manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate custom hinge companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture custom hinges for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading custom hinges manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for heavy duty hinges, stainless steel hinges, or friction hinges.

  • Alliance, OH

    We take our customer evaluations as our only measure of success. If our customers are not happy, we are not happy! We will work with you until we find the right hinges solution for you. We work hard to foster innovation in everything we do. If there is a better way to do something, we will find it! Discover what we can do for you by contacting us today!

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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Jefco Mfg. has been a leader in the industry for over 40 years. With our experienced engineering and production team coupled with cutting edge technology, Jefco produces quality products for the Industrial, Marine, Aerospace, Defense, and Medical industries. We work closely with customers to meet/exceed their needs and design specs. Jefco has the ability to produce practically any design in any Mat. gauge, pin size, width, or length, in a variety of materials including Carbon fiber and Titanium.

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  • Bartlett, IL

    S & D Products is committed to listening and meeting the specific needs of our customers. We maintain our own tool making shop staffed by highly experienced engineers and technicians assuring the best possible part manufactured to your specification. We have a wide array of traditional and state of the art manufacturing equipment to provide you with a vast assortment of product options, all manufactured to be efficient and cost effective.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more. We have top of the line hardware and hinges. We utilize a full range of materials for our customers to choose from and we can assist you with finding the very best product for your application. Contact us today for more information.

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  • Sugar Land, TX

    Specializing in custom-made hinges is what Hinge & Hardware is known for. We also stock certain types of standard models to round out the availability for our customers. The aforementioned are available as mild steel, aluminum and stainless. We also have a wider hardware line that includes door seals, gaskets, handles, a variety of latches and enclosure hardware.

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Custom Hinges Industry Information

Custom Hinges

Hinges are jointed or flexible devices that are designed to allow limited turning or pivoting. These mechanical bearings work by connecting two solid objects at a fulcrum, so that they turn or rotate relative to each other on a fixed axis of rotation.

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Types of Custom Hinges

There are many, many kinds of hinges, including but most certainly not limited to:

  • Barrel Hinges
  • Butt Hinges
  • Butterfly Hinges
  • Case Hinges
  • Concealed Hinges
  • Continuous Hinges
  • Friction Hinges
  • Pivot Hinges

To begin the journey of purchasing custom hinges, a customer should know a little bit about these different types of hinges, as their custom hinges will most likely be based off of one of these standard designs.

Whatever their type, standard and custom hinges generally function with the assistance of three basic components:

The Pin
A rod that holds the leaves together inside the knuckle.
The Knuckle(s)
Hollow and typically circular, is the portion of the hinge that creates the joint through which the pin is inserted. The knuckle is also known as a curl, loop, joint or node.
The Leaf (Leaves)
The names of the portions that extend to the side of the knuckle, revolving around the pin.

Aside from the basics, custom hinges may be designed in a wide variety of sizes, styles and shapes. Specific variables include hinge length and width, knuckle length, leaf width, gauge (the thickness of the leaves), pitch (the distance from one end of a knuckle to the corresponding end of its adjacent knuckle on the same leaf) slop (the angular movement of the leaves relative to the pin) and material choice.

Materials Used in Custom Hinges

Common materials used to make custom hinges include:

The material choice of a custom hinge should depend upon the environment in which it will be used and the way it will be used. For example, door hinges, especially those supporting doors of retail centers or other high traffic buildings, are used almost constantly, by people entering and exiting. Door hinges, therefore, need to be made of a material that can withstand this constant use and resist corrosion. They may also need to be heavy enough to support heavy doors. Doors to the outside also need to be able to withstand environmental wear and tear, such as the effects of moisture brought on by rain, snow or salt air, like rust, to which hinges near salt water are especially vulnerable, and the effects of rain, and the effects of smog, extreme temperatures and UV light exposure. In the case of door hinges, most customers select metals or metal alloys like brass and bronze.

Brass or Bronze
Brass and bronze are common choices in general for custom hinges that have to face the elements because they are sturdy, durable and resistant to the negative impacts of all kinds of weather conditions.
Bronze in particular is an excellent material for custom hinges that will be used in marine applications, because it is exceptionally weatherproof. Brass, on the other hand, requires extra treatment if it is to adequately endure salt air exposure.
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is another popular material used to design custom hinges, though it is not appropriate for outdoor use since it does not respond to any coating materials. Stainless steel is far more popular with hidden or concealed hinges, which are most often found on furniture doors such as kitchen cabinets and dresser drawers.
Most hinges are made from some kind of metal, but custom hinges can be fabricated from plastics or any other material that meets the needs of the application for which they are being made. In addition, many materials, aside from stainless steel, can be coated with a finishing that helps them withstand certain conditions or enhances them visually.
Common coatings include bronze and brass plating, galvanizing and japanning. No matter your application and requirements, there are custom hinges out there for you. To secure the right fit, familiarize yourself with hinge types and styles, then contact a reputable custom hinge manufacturer that will lead you in the right direction.

Application for Custom Hinges

Hinges are used widely, but some of the applications for which they are most purchased and commissioned include:

  • Doors
  • At-Home Furniture
  • Work-Related and Industrial Furniture
  • Building and Vehicle Access
  • Building Construction
  • Spacecraft Deployable Structures

Because the world of hinge requirements is such a diverse one, manufacturers offer not only a myriad of standard hinge options, but custom hinge options as well. Custom hinges are a great opportunity for those customers looking to receive the best possible solution for their application; manufacturers can design them to fit extremely well within and with the exact industry, work environment, specifications and requirements in which they will be used.

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