LaDeau – Hinge Manufacturer Serving Oregon
Welcome to LaDeau Manufacturing! Here’s a question most people don’t get asked: Have you ever wondered what our world would look like without the use of hinges? It’s hard to fathom since so much of what we use or rely on every single day, operationally, depends on these amazing devices. From opening your car’s doors, to the movement of the entrance gate of Buckingham Palace, to NASA’s space-exploration vehicles, hinges make components connect and, therefore, function – non-stop, every second, of every single day.
If you have hinge needs, you will appreciate knowing that LaDeau Manufacturing is backed by more than 70 years of expertise in hinge production for industrial, commercial, military, defense, and aerospace venues. Our dedication to providing top-quality hinges ensures that the daily operations of these vital industries continue locally, nationally, around the world, and out of this world. LaDeau Manufacturing has positioned itself on the world stage as a highly-respected corporate citizen and good neighbor with the communities we serve.
LaDeau’s standard and customized hinge & hinge pin manufacturing capabilities cater to everyday applications as well as unique, customized needs. We can manufacture a myriad of hinge types, including spring-loaded hinges, butt hinges, piano hinges, and specialty, precision, industrial, Mil-Spec, and more. Whether your hinge needs are basic or highly complex, miniature or heavy-duty, LaDeau is Oregon’s go-to manufacturer for any type of hinge, imaginable!
LaDeau’s Continuous/Piano Hinges
LaDeau manufactures highly-precise MS20257 Mil-Spec hinges, and the equipment we use for these very exacting hinges is the same equipment we use to manufacture our heavy-duty continuous/piano hinges. Original Equipment Manufacturers around the world rely on LaDeau’s robust continuous/piano hinges to meet their demanding requisites. Our stainless steel and aluminum piano hinges are American-made from domestic material, and efficicently manufactured in an ISO-Certified environment. One can search and search, but our Oregon customers will not find metal-stamped continuous/piano hinges of a higher caliber, anywhere!
LaDeau has manufactured millions of feet of continuous hinges, over the years, which range from 0.008″ (0.2mm) thin to 0.186″ (4.72mm) thick in aluminum, stainless steel, steel, brass, and other specialty metals. Basic continuous/piano hinges that serve every-day needs as well as customized continuous/piano hinges that precisely adapt to the most out-of-the-ordinary requirements are always available.
La Deau’s Mil-Spec Piano Hinges
For decades, aircraft manufacturers have depended on LaDeau’s Mil-Spec hinges. Our Mil-Spec piano hinges are made to MS20257, MS20001, MS35821 – MS35831 and A-A-55589 through A-A-55596 specifications. Mil-Spec hinge pin specifications include MS20253, MS27990, and A-A-55486. Stocked hinges of 72” length and cut-to-order lengths are available in various materials and finishes. Longer lengths are also available.
LaDeau’s Customized Hinges
The manufacture of your custom hinge designs is of particular interest for our professionals at LaDeau. Solid-barrel, spring-loaded, precision and other types of hinges can, all, be modified down to the smallest details – lengths, widths, hole patterns, forms, and other features can be easily altered. LaDeau’s manufacturing arsenal, coupled with the versatility of our proprietary Universal tooling system, allows for 1) minimized fabrication and downtime 2) optimized repeatability 3) pinpoint accuracy and 4) noticeable savings.
LaDeau’s Cornerstone Principles
LaDeau’s ambitions and objectives revolve around our four main principles:
*** Integrity – Four vital goals are embedded in LaDeau’s mission and philosophy: 1) offer only high-caliber products 2) generate fair and competitive prices 3) maximize efficiency with production & delivery and 4) promote personalized relationships with every customer
*** Expertise – During WWII, LaDeau’s founders joined the Lockheed Corporation which manufactured a variety of aircraft, including bombers. Today, Lockheed Martin maintains its status as one of the most renowned military defense/aerospace facilities in the country.
After the war, a window of opportunity opened for LaDeau’s founders who realized the aircraft manufacturing industry was readied to optimize its growth and potential. Timing was everything, and our founders made the prudent choice to become a sovereign entity, LaDeau Manufacturing, and fabricate hinge assemblies for the post-war aircraft industry.
LaDeau Manufacturing has, most certainly, expanded and evolved, and part of our growth has to do with utilizing cutting-edge capabilities to meet the critical demands of national and international industries – marine, aerospace, military, industrial, agricultural, commercial and security applications.
*** Quality – LaDeau’s Oregon customers can be assured of the highest-quality hinge products. Not only are we ISO compliant, but our production standards parallel those of 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 enjoys a greater-than-99.8% consumer-acceptance rate. We are, also, independently certified by a variety of aerospace entities.
*** Capabilities – LaDeau adheres to uncompromising quality-control standards ensuring the highest degree of strength, durability, alignment, and even-weight distribution for its hinge products. An array of material and finish options are available – steel, stainless steel, stamped aluminum, or extruded aluminum – and our primary and secondary processes range from press brake forming to welding to plating and much, much more.
Our diverse customer base is positioned throughout the world, and LaDeau Manufacturing continues to fully meet their needs and requirements, whether they are mere miles away or continents apart.
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