Our New Projects!
Ultra Thin Carbon Kevlar Hinge
Up until now, the worlds thinnest hinge has been our 1.6mm (closed thickness) Carbon Kevlar hinge, with our new Ultra Thin hinge we have halved that thickness to 0.8mm for only a 20% reduction in static load strength.
Designed specifically for electronic devices where weight and space are at a premium, the hinge is made from the extraordinary Trextreme spread tow carbon prepreg in combination with a more tightly woven lighter Kevlar.
A 50mm long hinge can hold a 120kg static load, can arc thru 360 degrees and is tested to 1 million cycles.
Being so thin the hinge can only be bonded in place and has a peel ply surface to provide the best possible adhesion.
Customers Hobby Projects
Car Centre Console Hobby Project
Recently, a customer approached us about a problem he had with a broken centre console storage lid in his old car. The old hinge had deteriorated over the years and needed to be replaced and he found our hinges to be a solution to his problem. The particular hinge that he used was one of our thin hinges due to the customer wanting to bond the surfaces with glue instead of screws, and only had a small space between the lid and the container. The customer managed to bond the plastic to the carbon using epoxy resin and the results turned out great.
We think that his solution to the problem is awesome and it is great to see how our hinges are being used by our customers. If you would like to send us pictures of our hinges in use we would love to see the creative ideas people have and might even feature your ideas here on our website. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Speciality Projects
Phone Credit Card Holder
With size a critical factor, standard hinges can be hard to fit in modern consumer electronics. The super thin carbon hinge, and the ability to bond, makes it ideal for these applications
Multiple hinges can be joined together with carbon fibre panels. It is possible to mold complex forms into the carbon fibre wings that can be used to attach panels, aluminium extrusions, glass, etc.
It is now possible to create carbon fibre shells with integrated hinges in a single manufacturing process for both strength and aesthetics. As in this adaptable body armour pictured below.
Multi Fold Structure
Taking the multi hinge project and modifying the carbons shape allowed us to create a foldable structure that can be flattened out into a panel.