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Monroe is a manufacturer of a wide variety of custom hinges to match your application. We also offer hole punching, forming, offsetting, notching, countersinking, finishing and plating. For additional information, please give us a call and take a look at our hinge brochure.

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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5 Common Myths About Piano Hinges

You shouldn’t believe everything you read or hear about piano hinges. Like all hinges, piano hinges are mechanical bearings. They are used to connect two objects while simultaneously allowing a limited angle of rotation between the objects. Piano hinges, however, … Read More




What Are Electrogalvanized Hinges?

Prolonged exposure to moisture can take a toll on hinges. Moisture contains oxygen. When exposed to these oxygen molecules, hinges will experience oxidation. They will essentially gain some of the waterborne oxygen molecules, thus increasing the risk of corrosion. The … Read More




Hinge Swaging: Everything You Need to Know

Do you know how hinge swaging works? When shopping for a new hinge, most people focus on the material, finish and style while overlooking the swage. As a result, they may end up with a poorly fitted hinge. By understanding … Read More




The Benefits of Brass Hinges

You can’t ignore the material when choosing hinges. Hinges are available in many different materials. Some of them are made of aluminum, whereas others are made of steel. You can even find hinges made of brass. What are the benefits … Read More




What Are Adjusting Inserts for Plastic Hinges?

If you’re tired of installing door hinges, only to discover that they are misaligned, adjustable inserts may be the answer. They come with certain types of plastic hinges, such as CFR Adjustable Hinges sold here at Monroe. They still feature … Read More