Hinge Materials (PDF)

Collage of hinges in different materialsSelecting the right material for your specific application is vitally important to achieve a sustainable solution, while cost aspects must also be taken into consideration. To choose the right material it is important to get a picture of what application the hinge will serve. Specifically focusing on:

  • Fabricability
  • Physical properties
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Mechanical strength
  • Surface aspects

Below you will see what materials we offer and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us!

Stainless Steel - Stainless Steel is extremely strong, long-lasting and is notable for its corrosion resistance.

Stainless 316 - A highly corrosion resistant grade of stainless steel. Ideal in salt water and chlorine environments.

18-8 Stainless - 18-8 refers to any stainless steel containing approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel. This is the most common stainless designation for hardware.

Aluminum - great for light-weight applications and resistant to corrosion. Like stainless steel, aluminum's corrosion resistance is inherent to the material. Therefore, scratches will not affect the corrosion resistance.

Steel - a strong and inexpensive option that is good for most applications.

Cold Rolled Steel - A rolling process at temperatures that are close to normal room temperature are used to create cold rolled steel. This increases the strength of the finished product through the use of strain hardening.

Hot Rolled Steel - A rolling process at temperatures over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit is use to create hot rolled steel.

Galvanized Steel - This electrochemical finishing process coats steel to protect it from rust.

Brass - an alloy of primarily zinc & copper. Brass is highly corrosion resistant.

Copper - good strength, good formability and resistance to corrosion.

Titanium - a material of choice in the aerospace industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, and extreme temperature and corrosion resistance.

Hinge Materials Melting Points

  Melting Points  
Metal Fahrenheit (f) Celsius (c)
Aluminum 1218 659
Brass 1700 927
Bronze 1675 913
Cast Iron 2200 1204
Copper 1981 1083
Silver 1761 951
Steel 2500 1371
Wrought Iron 2700 1482

Are you looking for hinges?

About Monroe


Over 60 years of manufacturing experience to best serve our customers



Monroe provides custom manufacturing solutions to clients throughout the world



Our knowledge, customer service & processes are structured to reduce delivery times, improve quality & cut costs



Monroe is committed to customer satisfaction, we strive for continuous improvement in our products and our people.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Monroe Engineering, LLC, Inc. (Monroe) and while we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. All users should evaluate product suitability for each intended application of that product under actual use conditions. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from this information.