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The purpose of this site is to help you to understand the different types of friction hinge technology that are on the market and determine the type of technology that will work best for your application.
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Friction Hinge: A device with torque between two parts on a common axis.

Detent Hinge: A device for repeatable "soft stops" in one or more positions between two parts on a common axis. Not a true friction hinge.

Torque: The force required to create rotation.

A friction hinge is also commonly known as a:
Constant Torque Hinge, Position Hinge, Clutch, Torque Hinge, or Detent Hinge.

Common Applications include:
Laptop computers; lids, doors and enclosures; positioning device for controls, monitors, arms, seat rests


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