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What Do You Call This Type of Hinge?

  1. Nov 15, 2012 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 15, 2012 #2
    Looks like a normal hinge with a detent for positioning.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2012 #3
    Yea I don't think it has a unique name. It uses a the principle of a cam to facilitate the poisitioning.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2012 #4
    I see. Can you give me some other examples that I could look up online?
     
  6. Nov 16, 2012 #5
    If I had to give it a name, I would call it a "spring detent hinge". Try searching variations such as, "cam detent hinge", or "multi-position hinge", etc.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2012 #6
    +1 for cam hinge
     
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