Friction Hinges Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of friction hinge manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top friction hinge manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find friction hinge companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture friction hinges to your companies specifications. Then contact the friction hinge companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of friction door hinges, complex friction hinges, spring friction hinges, or customized friction hinges of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Alliance, OH

    If you are looking for high quality friction hinges that won't break down, you've come to the right place. We manufacture our products with high quality materials and precision manufacturing so they withstand years of abuse. We believe in making innovative and durable products, because we know just how important safety and performance is to you! You can learn more about us online!

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  • Long Beach, CA

    Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP) is the premier business to business supplier of engineered products and solutions. SPEP specializes in competitively priced, high quality friction hinges, latches, hasps, pull knobs, handles and cam locks. We strive to serve our customers as we would want to be served and our engineering team is always developing new products to lead the industry.

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  • Bartlett, IL

    Our friction hinges, like all of our hinges, come with the promise that the products we offer are of the highest level of quality in the manufacturing industry. We strive to put our customers first and ensure full customer satisfaction. Our company has grown thanks to our manufacturing excellence and service that is above the rest and of course thanks to our customers. We have customer service representatives standing by waiting to answer your questions. Call us today!

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  • Walkerton, ON

    At Larsen & Shaw Limited, we understand that quality, price, and logistics are all important to you as a customer. That’s why we are fully integrated from building the tooling in-house, to the global sourcing of material, and every aspect of production including the plating, electro-polishing and finishing. The friction hinges and other hardware purchased from us is the best.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    The friction hinges that we offer go unmatched by the competition! We are committed to providing our customers with exceptional customer service and outstanding product value. Our products will stand up to the rigorous applications of the everyday to provide a lifetime of value. For more information on how we may benefit your business visit our website today!

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Laptop Computers and their Personal Friction Hinge

One item I am not complete without is my laptop computer. I use it everyday after work and it accompanies me on every trip (even if it is only a one or two day trip). One aspect of this device I am really thankful for is the friction hinges. Friction hinges are a type of hinge designed to allow for controlled movement. While many door hinges, like those on screen doors, allow the door to snap shut after it is no longer held, friction hinges prevent this from happening. They... Read More

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Friction Hinges

Friction hinges are tools used to allow for the controlled movement of doors, container lids, laptop screens and other movable, planar objects that are joined with other objects. Friction hinges are among the most complex of all hinge varieties because of their advanced nature and the wide variety of applications in which they are used.

Friction hinges’ characteristic duality of fluid motion and angle retention sets them apart from other hinge varieties. Friction hinges are valued because they can be opened and closed easily even though they rigidly retain their angle of openness when not in motion. Laptop screens, movable vehicle sun visors, portable DVD player screens and many other hinged, planar objects would not be useful if they could not be positioned according to the needs of their users. Other hinge designs like simple butt hinges or even continuous hinges would not be appropriate for use in such products; a laptop computer fitted with a butt hinge would slam closed unless propped up by something. Friction hinges can also be used in some building door applications. They can be especially useful in loading docks and other settings in which a continuous stream of traffic passes through a doorway.

Friction hinges are alternately known as “constant torque hinges,” which is descriptive of the mechanism of a friction hinge’s operation. Torque is the measure of the force necessary to cause an object to rotate. In very basic terms, friction hinges require more torque to rotate than do most other hinges, but they do not require so much torque that they are difficult to rotate. While friction hinges offer many benefits not offered by other hinge varieties, friction hinges fail more easily and sooner than simpler hinges. The frequent opening and closing of friction hinges can wear down the inner mechanisms that create friction, eventually to the point where they are not usable. In recent years manufacturers and researchers have investigated ways to slow the aging process of friction hinges. Especially as laptop computers become more affordable, demand for sturdy friction hinges has risen. Some manufacturers have developed friction hinge products that are protected by guarantees, which indicates that friction hinge improvement efforts are advancing.

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