Industrial & Aerospace Hinge Manufacturer Supplying Michigan

Welcome to LaDeau Manufacturing – searching for a premier Industrial and Aerospace hinge fabricator ends right here!  With more than 70 years of history that has promoted the LaDeau name, we are proud to offer the highest quality Industrial and Aerospace hinges to be found anywhere, on the world market to our Michigan customer base!  From our humble beginnings right after WWII to where we find ourselves today, being established as a world-renowned manufacturer and supplier of all types of hinges says a lot about the professionals who came before us and those who promote our products and our reputation today.

Though we have the expertise to manufacture any type of hinge, Industrial and Aerospace hinges are, always, especially intriguing since they cater to high stakes commercial, military, aerospace, industrial, and defense applications.  If Industrial or Aerospace hinges are what you are focused on, we offer any imaginable type – from simple to complex, heavy-duty to miniature, in-stock to highly customized, and we ship to Michigan quickly.


Our Integrity is Unquestioned

There is a saying:  With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide.  At LaDeau, those words of truth permeate every stratum of our company – from taking phone/email orders to quality-control measures to standing behind our promises.  The cornerstone of our success goes beyond our quality products – it involves something that cannot be measured with money: our sincerity, transparency, and ethics.  The core principles that drive our passion for manufacturing Industrial and Aerospace hinges include: 1) delivering a high-product quality 2) remaining competitive with price-points 3)  providing maximized efficiency with production & delivery and 4) catering to every customer’s requests and requirements, down to the smallest detail.

LaDeau’s Mil-Spec Piano Hinges

LaDeau’s Mil-Spec piano hinges are made to MS20257, MS20001, MS35821 – MS35831 and A-A-55589 through A-A-55596 specifications.  These offerings are the most precise piano hinges available on Earth, and solve many of our Michigan customer’s needs. Mil-Spec hinge pin specifications include MS20253, MS27990, and A-A-55486.  Stocked hinges of 72” lengths are, always, available with various materials and finishes. Cut-to-order lengths can be quickly performed to meet any specification. Aircraft manufacturers represent only one industry that has, for decades, trusted Mil-Spec hinges with the LaDeau name – quality and performance, is ‘Job 1’.

LaDeau’s Aerospace Hinges

Many of LaDeau’s clients come from the Aerospace industry where requisites are extremely detailed.  LaDeau’s Aerospace hinges are part of next-generation technologies that include biotech and nanotech sciences.  For example, reduced weight in space is a huge consideration when any piece of equipment – whether manned or otherwise – is thrust into the cosmos.  Because of that, aerospace hinge material is being developed that would be 100 times the strength of steel but come in at only 1/6 of the weight!

Then, there is folding-wing design aircraft where the folding and unfolding of the wings changes the aircraft’s configuration, while in flight, and ultra-precise hinge movements are critical.  It is easy to understand why we, at LaDeau, have a particular interest in manufacturing Aerospace hinges – especially those that must be highly customized!

LaDeau’s Industrial Hinges

Industrial hinges are manufactured for a multitude of industries including aerospace, medicine, marine, agriculture, and more.  Industrial hinges are not destined for everyday use since their load-bearing capabilities and caliber of durability under any extreme must be, virtually, off the charts!

At LaDeau, we manufacture Industrial hinges that can combat wickedly-harsh salt water, extreme humidity, immense heat, and extraordinary pressure.  Take, for example, shipping containers – they must be able to withstand 192 MT of stacked weight on the corner posts. Our Industrial hinges ensure robust performance under the most extreme conditions.

LaDeau’s Customized Industrial and Aerospace Hinges

At LaDeau, customizing hinges is all in a day’s work.  Hinge features such as lengths, widths, hole patterns, forms, embossing, and other details can all be easily modified.   LaDeau’s manufacturing arsenal and the versatility of our proprietary Universal tooling system allows us to perform any customization with pinpoint accuracy.

Michigan Patrons Appreciate Who We are and What We Do

Other critical characteristics define the LaDeau name:

***  Our Expertise – During WWII, LaDeau’s founders worked with and for the Lockheed Corporation, which manufactured a variety of aircraft including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.  Our founding fathers proudly contributed their skills and efforts toward the war effort. Today, the Lockheed Martin Corporation remains one of the most impressive military facilities, anywhere on the planet.

After the war, the aircraft industry was ready to embrace emerging innovations and technologies.  Our founders chose this window of opportunity to veer off and become LaDeau Manufacturing. At that time, the focus was on aircraft hinge assemblies.  More than 70 years later, LaDeau’s vast array of hinges meet the critical needs of national and global customers in all industries around the world. Our hinges cater to marine, aerospace, military, industrial, agricultural, machinery and electronics, commercial and security venues, everywhere.

***  Our Quality – ISO compliance means our Michigan clientele can expect superior product quality.  Our exacting production standards align with our founders’ original commitment to apply stringent MIL-l-45208A standard to all LaDeau parts – military and commercial.  As an ISO-9001: 2015 certified world-class hinge manufacturer, LaDeau Manufacturing has earned a coveted 99.8% consumer-acceptance rate.  We are, also, independently certified by a variety of aerospace entities.

***  Our Capabilities – When it comes to customized Industrial or Aerospace hinges, we craft unusual hinges where modified detailing and combinations & configurations provide top-tier robustness, alignment, and even-weight distribution.  A varied array of material and finish options are available – steel, stainless steel, stamped aluminum, or extruded aluminum. Our primary and secondary processes range from press brake forming to welding to plating and much more.  LaDeau Manufacturing continues to forge ahead to meet the endless needs of an ever-expansive consumer base – locally in Michigan, nationally, and globally.

Give LaDeau a Call!

Call LaDeau Manufacturing today, and we will address any inquiries you might have.  We look forward to speaking with you regarding your Industrial and Aerospace hinge needs.

You can reach our Glendale, California office at 818-240-3990 or 800-693-3990

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LaDeau Manufacturing – Your Home for Hinges!