How to Get a Quote for a Custom Hinge Project

One of the things we think makes us different than other manufacturers is that we don’t just spit out quotes when our customers want to know how much something will cost and how quickly they can get it.

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Get a Design Consultation Before Simply Asking for a Quote

The poor, lowly, hinge… often an afterthought in product design and manufacturing, but completely capable of shutting down a project if not done properly.

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Offset Hinges Help Navigate Narrow Spaces, But What Exactly Are Offset Hinges Anyway?

Offset hinges are a unique innovation that allows designers to expand doorways. Read more about what offset hinges are and how they are used. If you have ever had issues maneuvering through a narrow doorway using a walker, wheelchair or other mobile device, there is a solution. By installing offset hinges (a.k.a. swing clear hinges), you can...

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4 Benefits of Stainless Steel Hinges

Before you decide on what type of steel to use for your hinges, read these 4 benefits of choosing stainless over other types of metal. There are significant long-lasting benefits to using stainless steel for hinges over other options. Stainless steel hinges have a significantly higher resistance to rust (oxidation) and corrosion against many...

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What Is a Butt Hinge and Why Would You Need One?

As one of the more highly utilized recessed hinges, a butt hinge is typically manufactured to be about 6 inches or shorter. They have multiple uses and are installed for a variety of different applications. Generally, a butt hinge is used to mount and operate doors on commercial properties and residential homes.

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Benefits of Using Continuous Hinges

Some manufacturers occasionally refer to a continuous hinge as a piano hinge. It is one of the more popular varieties of hinges and is utilized in numerous applications that require extensive use and intense wear and tear. It is designed as a way to evenly distribute weight and minimize stress on any component that it is attached to. A continuous...

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What type of powder coating finish is best?

Powder coating is an interesting process of bonding paint to metal using heat. The paint is actually applied electrostatically in powder format to the product, and then cured in an oven where it forms a protective finish. The end result is a finished product that has a durable coat of paint and whose protective qualities are unmatched by...

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Spring Hinges – a Closer Look

Spring hinges have a variety of applications in both industrial and commercial settings, and is our “go-to” hinge that we use any time you need assurance that the door will close completely. Many times, spring hinges are used in commercial applications at locations where employees hands are full (restaurants, manufacturing plants, hospitals),...

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Tips for Incorporating Hinges into Your Product Design

The functionality of the product you need can work and look its most appealing when designed into the original concept. Our customers often report that by meeting with one of our design engineers ahead of time to address hinge issues, they able to get a better designed product that lasts longer and costs less to manufacture. These types of...

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The Difference Between a Piano Style Hinge and a Continuous Hinge

When you are shopping for the right hinges for your needs, you might think that the various names of the hinges sound a bit odd, or at best don’t seem to fit the product. For instance, we often are asked what does a “butt hinge” do, or why someone would name a hinge after a musical instrument as is the case with a “piano” hinge!

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The difference between industrial hinges and personal use hinges

Hinges come in all shapes and sizes, and it may be hard to know which is best to use for your situation. In fact, some hinges look the same as others; so what’s the difference? After all, a piano hinge is a piano hinge, right? Not so fast…

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Punching and forming dies – what are they are how are they used?

A die is a tool used in many manufacturing industries and extensively in sheet metal fabrication . Dies are used to cut or shape material by using a press and are generally customized for the specific item to be created. You can make many types of items from paperclips to custom hinges and any other complex component you can think of using...

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