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 270° 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.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.