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  • The Benefits of Living Hinges

    The Benefits of Living Hinges0

    When most people think of hinges, they envision a traditional metal hinge consisting of two leafs and a knuckle. Most hinges use this design. They have two rectangular-shaped leafs, which are joined together by a pin to form a rotating knuckle in the center. Some hinges, though, consist of a single piece of material without

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  • 5 Benefits of Using Plastic Hinges

    5 Benefits of Using Plastic Hinges0

    Hinges are one of the most common types of mechanical bearings. Consisting of two interconnected leafs, they are used to connect two objects while allowing for a limited angle of rotation. While most hinges are made of metal, though, others are made of plastic. Plastic may sound like an unconventional material for hinges, but it

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  • How Full Mortise Hinges Work

    How Full Mortise Hinges Work0

    Full mortise hinges have become synonymous with doors. The doors in most residential homes and commercial buildings use hinges of this type. Like all hinges, full mortise hinges consist of two leafs that are held together with a pin in the middle. One of the leafs is attached to the door, whereas the other leaf

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  • An Introduction to Continuous Hinges

    An Introduction to Continuous Hinges0

    Hinges offer a simple but effective way to connect two objects while allowing for a fixed axis of rotation. They are a type of mechanical bearing consisting of several parts, such as two leafs and a pin. Some hinges, however, are longer than others. Continuous hinges, in fact, are defined by their long length. They

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  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Marine Hinges

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing Marine Hinges0

    Marine hinges are commonly found on boats. Like all hinges, they are used to connect two objects while simultaneously allowing one of the objects to rotate away from the other object. Marine hinges, however, are designed specifically for marine applications. They are able to weather the moist and harsh environments of the open waters without

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  • 5 Benefits of Choosing Aluminum Hinges

    5 Benefits of Choosing Aluminum Hinges0

    Aluminum is one of the most common materials in which hinges are made. Whether you’re shopping for door hinges, butt hinges, strap hinges or weld-on hinges, you can probably find them in aluminum. Hinges, of course, are available in other materials as well. You can find them in stainless steel, bronze, copper and more. Nonetheless,

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