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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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Why Hinges Squeak (And How to Prevent It)

Have you ever installed a hinge, only for it to start squeaking shortly thereafter? Hinges are mechanical bearings. While available in different styles, they all move during use. Opening or closing a door with which a hinge is used may … Read More




What Are Refrigeration Hinges?

Hinges are often categorized according to their intended application. Door hinges, for instance, are designed for use with doors, whereas cabinet hinges are designed for use with cabinets. Refrigeration hinges, on the other hand, are designed for use with refrigeration … Read More




The Beginner’s Guide to Marine Hinges

When shopping for hinges, you must consider the environment in which you intend to use them. Most hinges share a similar construction consisting of two leafs and a pin-secured knuckle. Some hinges, though, are better suited for specific environments than … Read More




5 Facts About Living Hinges

Contrary to common belief, not all hinges have a knuckle or pin. Some hinges are made of a single piece of flexible material, thereby eliminating the need for these parts. Known as living hinges, they are used to connect two … Read More




Hinges: The Importance of Pin Size

When choosing a hinge, you should consider the size of the pin. Most hinges have a pin. It’s a rod-like component that’s inserted through the hollow knuckle. Pressing two hinge leafs together will form a knuckle. The pin is designed … Read More