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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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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Door Hinges

Hinges are commonly used to connect doors to frames. Typically consisting of two leafs and a pin-secured knuckle, they allow for a limited angle of rotation. You can connect a door to the surrounding frame with a set of hinges. … Read More




What Are Cam Lift Hinges?

When most people think of hinges, they envision traditional door hinges consisting of two uniform leafs with an integrated knuckle in the center. Door hinges such as these are undoubtedly common, but there are other types of hinges available, such … Read More




What Are Lift-Off Hinges?

Hinges are one of the world’s most commonly used mechanical bearings. They are used to create a limited angle of rotation between two objects, such as a door and a frame. While most hinges feature two leafs and a pin-secured … Read More




What Is the Pitch of a Hinge?

You should consider the pitch when choosing a hinge. Hinges are available in sizes. Some of them have bigger leafs than others. The knuckle, however, may also vary in size. Most hinges consist of two leafs and a knuckle. By … Read More




What Is a Counter-Flap Hinge and How Does It Work?

When researching the different types of hinges, you may encounter counter-flap. They are used to join two surfaces while simultaneously allowing a limited angle of rotation between them. Counter-flap hinges, however, feature a unique design. They don’t have a central … Read More