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A hinge simply connects two solid objects and allows a limited angle of rotation between them. Two objects connected by a hinge rotates relative to each other along a fixed axis. This prevents rotations and has one degree of freedom (typically). Hinges may be made of flexible material or rigid materials. Materials are typically steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic and more.

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What Are Concealed Hinges and How Do They Work?

Hinges play an important role in many pieces of furniture. Cabinets, dressers, chests of drawers and nightstands often feature hinges. These mechanical bearings allow their respective doors to swing open. Rather than using standard hinges, though, some furniture pieces feature … Read More




Piano Hinges: What Are They Made Of?

Some hinges have longer leafs than others. Piano hinges, for instance, are designed to run the entire length of the surfaces on which they are installed. They are known as “piano hinges” because they were originally used on piano lids. … Read More




What Are Layered Hinges?

If you’re looking for hinges to use on a truck or trailer, you may want to choose layered hinges. They offer a superior level of strength. You can use layered hinges on trucks and trailers. With their layered design, they … Read More




Half-Mortise vs Full-Mortise Hinges: What’s the Difference?

Hinges are often categorized according to the way in which they are installed. Some of them are half-mortise, whereas others are full-mortise. While both half-mortise and full-mortise hinges are commonly used when installing doors, they aren’t the same; they involve … Read More




The Benefits of Loose Joint Hinges

Loose joint hinges have become a popular alternative to traditional hinges. You can find them on doors, gates, cabinets and other objects. Also known as take-apart hinges, they feature two leafs — just like most other hinges. But the pin … Read More