Specifying a Friction Hinge

Mitchell Porch

Are you looking for the right friction hinge or torque element so that you have controlled motion, precise positioning and smooth adjustments? Use Reell’s “Hinge Selection Guide” to quickly sort through hundreds of products and narrow down your options. Also, watch this video for an overview of how I walked through this same process for an example proof of concept …

Rotational Alignment – Green Knob

Josh Motlong

The green knob demonstrates a Polymagnet pattern that offers rotation between portrait and landscape mode. This pattern is fairly simple, so there are a few stocked solutions designed for different sized tablets and smart phones. It is a very scalable pattern that could be specified for a customized weight and sized application. One thing I like about this magnet is …

Twist Latch – Quick Release Polymagnet

Mitchell Porch

The “Blue knob” is an excellent demonstrator of a quick release mechanism that offers secure holding or locked position with a “twist to release” function that is a breeze to operate. This is one of the demonstrators found in the Deluxe Polymagnet Demo Kit discussed here: https://motionmechanisms.com/product/deluxe-polymagnet-demo-kit/

Reell Introduces SJ200 Spherical Joint

Mitchell Porch

This spherical joint is the younger sibling to the SJ300. It offers torque values of 0.2N-m and 0.4N-m with the same 360° range of motion. Check out the release page on the new SJ200. Here is the product page offering specification on the SJ200.

Deluxe Polymagnet Demo Kit

Mitchell Porch

The Delux Polymagnet Demo Kit is designed for anyone interested in Polymagnets to get a feel for how a Polymagnet fundamentally differs from it’s conventional sibling magnet. It is designed to create a base understanding that can inspire new creative product development innovation.

Reell Introduces MH-13 Torque Hinge

Mitchell Porch

Lightweight and durable hinge is an ideal solution for applications requiring up to 3.0 N-m of holding force Check out Reell’s release page on the new MH-13 Here is the product page on the MH-13

Material Insights – Polymagnets

Mitchell Porch

Material ConneXion created this insightful introductory video to the Polymagnet pairing functions for spring, latch and twist-latch systems.