Southco (www.southco.com) has come out with a hands-free way to keep open doors in place. Its new constant-torque friction hinge, developed in partnership with Reell Precision Manufacturing (www.reell.com), provides constant torque through a 270į range of motion. This single component avoids the need for separate door positioning devices. The hinge is available in two standard sizes with four constant-torque options each. Each hinge comes in two standard finish options: black powder coat or brushed zinc.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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