Maine Hinge Manufacturer & Supplier
Mankind has benefited from hinges for thousands of years. Ancient battles were fought and won due to hinge designs embedded in primitive, yet powerful, war machines. Hinges have certainly evolved, but the concept of connecting two solid objects to allow for movement has remained unchanged, over millennia.
Global operations in every industry around the world – residential, commercial, military, aerospace, defense and others – depend on hinges, every second of every day. The world would virtually come to a stand-still without hinges that allow countless operations to take place. At LaDeau Manufacturing, our contribution towards helping to keep the world moving is our passion. We offer more than 70 years of expertise in the manufacturing and supplying of in-stock and customized hinges and hinge pins – all at fair and competitive prices.
LaDeau can manufacture a wide selection of hinge types to accommodate any imaginable application: spring-loaded, butt, specialty, precision, industrial, Mil-Spec, and more are available, at any time. Your particular need may require hinges that are basic or sophisticated, or hinges that are miniature or extremely hefty; but regardless of your requirements, if we don’t inventory the type of hinges you require, we’ll custom fabricate any type of hinge to fit your needs!
LaDeau’s Continuous/Piano Hinges
LaDeau manufactures the very-precise MS20257 Mil-Spec hinges; and the equipment we use for this type of specialized hinges is the identical equipment we use to manufacture our heavy-duty commercial continuous/piano hinges. Around the world, Original Equipment Manufacturers trust LaDeau’s quality continuous/piano hinges to meet their strict requisites. Our stainless steel continuous/piano hinges are American-made of American-melt stainless steel, in an ISO-Certified environment. Our Maine customers will not find more robust, metal-stamped continuous/piano hinges anywhere else in the world!
LaDeau has manufactured millions of feet of piano 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 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
Aircraft manufacturers have, for decades, relied on LaDeau’s hinge products, especially our Mil-Spec hinges. LaDeau’s Mil-Spec piano hinges are made to MS20257, MS20001, MS35821 – MS35831 and A-A-55589 through A-A-55596 specifications. Mil-Spec hinge 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.
LaDeau’s Customized Hinges
At LaDeau Manufacturing, hinge customization is what we truly enjoy doing. Butt hinges, spring-loaded, precision and other types of hinges can, all, be meticulously modified – lengths, widths, hole patterns, forms and other detailing can be altered, with ease. LaDeau’s manufacturing arsenal, coupled with the versatility of our proprietary Universal tooling system, allows for: 1) minimized fabrication and down-time 2) optimized repeatability 3) pin-point accuracy and 4) noticeable savings for our Maine consumers.
LaDeau’s History Defines Who We Are, Today
Maintaining our position as a globally-recognized hinge manufacturer and supplier is of prime importance to our company. We pride ourselves on our decades of expertise as well as our unquestioned integrity. At LaDeau Manufacturing, our current and future success are based on three key premises:
*** Expertise – It was during WWII when LaDeau’s founders joined the Lockheed Corporation which manufactured a variety of aircraft for the war effort. To this day, the Lockheed Corporation remains one of the most renowned military facilities in the country. After the war, the aircraft manufacturing industry was ready to maximally forge ahead with aircraft production. It was, then, that LaDeau Manufacturing emerged on its own to fabricate aircraft hinge assemblies.
If we fast-forward to today, LaDeau Manufacturing proudly meets the critical demands of national and international industries that include marine, aerospace, military, industrial, agricultural, commercial and security applications. The detailing and caliber of every product we manufacture must be the best – anything less than that would be deemed as unacceptable.
*** Quality – ISO compliance means LaDeau’s Maine customers can be assured of the highest-quality products. 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 – Rigorous quality-control standards means the highest level of strength, durability, alignment, and even-weight distribution is guaranteed for all our hinges. 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 more.
LaDeau Manufacturing continues to cater to the diverse needs of our heterogeneous consumer base located throughout the world. Quality and trust remain the hallmark of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going – and our consumers make it all happen!
Give Us A Call, Today
Call LaDeau Manufacturing, today, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
You can reach us at our Glendale, California office at: 818-240-3990 or 800-693-3990