Hinge Design Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of hinge design companies. Find hinge design companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture hinges to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top hinge design companies with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the hinge design companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of flag hinges, slip hinges, or custom hinges of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • 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

    At S & D Products, we are the true hinge specialists. We specialize in custom made hinges to your specific needs and requirements. S&D has the capabilities to manufacture custom hinges in a wide variety of lengths, metals and finishes. We are ready to work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the exact product you need and envisioned.

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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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  • Long Beach, CA

    Our company is the true hinges expert. We own over 50 patents and are ISO 9001:2008 certified. No matter what specific hinge need your company has, we can solve it. Our expert design and engineering team can make you a custom designed hinge, at the right cost and right time. We use state of the art software and design programs to ensure your product is made perfectly to your specifications.

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Hinge Design Industry Information

Hinge Design

There are two main types of hinges: the free fit hinge and the friction fit hinge. The free fit hinge barely has any friction or “drag” when the handle or latch is rotated. With this kind of hinge, the components can move and rotate independently of each other. The friction fit hinge requires some form of interference to prevent the free movement or rotation of components relative to each other. Depending on the method of design the resistance of motion can range from a slight drag to the components being fixed in a certain position anywhere in their range of rotation. There is a variety of pin styles available, but coiled spring pins are well suited for both the free hit hinges and the friction fit hinges.

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Types of Hinge Designs

Several kinds of hinges fall under these two design models. The designs of these hinges allow for the swinging of doors, opening of cabinets and drawers, suitcases, shelves, laptops and in some cases, cellphones. Very few hinge designs allow for the full 360-degree rotation of the several components. Other types of hinges include butt hinges which are very strong but cannot be adjusted once they are fitted to their purpose. The butterfly hinge is used on light weight objects and is usually easy to fit. Flush hinges are mostly used for light weight or small box construction. Barrel hinges are relatively easy to fit, and can be dismantled. There are also concealed hinges and continuous or piano hinges.

Determining Hinge Design

When picking out a hinge, the first thing to do would be to determine the exact use of the hinge in question. Then depending on your specifications, the manufacturer can construct one that fits your purposes. When purchasing, one also has to consider the maintenance of the hinge. After use over time, some hinges become too loose or too tight. In these instances, it would be wise to consider getting the right lubrication materials to help maintain the hinges during use. This would, however, be dependent on the kind of hinge design being purchased and the purpose for which the hinge was purchased.

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Ways in Which Highly Specialized Hinges are Used

Hinges are used for many simple things. Hinges for kitchen cabinets, doors, piano lids and countless other items are certainly important, but some hinges are designed for roles that are a bit off the beaten path.  They are not just specialized hinges, they are highly specialized hinges. These hinges could be considered unsung heroes in our everyday world; hinges often overlooked, but with exceptional performance demands and capabilities that most people are not aware of. Here are a few applications where highly-specialized hinges make all the difference in the world:   Specialized Hinges for Space Exploration Equipment... Read More About This