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Things to Consider When Choosing a Concealed or Invisible Hinge


Sampling and Testing

Want free concealed or invisible hinge engineering samples? Sure! We know the value of prototyping and testing, and we strive to fill reasonable design sample requests quickly. Building a prototype shouldn't have to be a major expense and an engineering analysis of a prototype is usually the best way to confirm that you have selected a safe and effective product for your application. Working with the right supplier is the key to the success of your design process and you've already made a great choice with Guden, the hardware experts. With almost 100 years of experience, the samples, information and advice you can get from us can be priceless in getting your prototype off the ground and onto the production floor.

Cosmetic Appeal

Concealed hinges are most often used in applications that require the hinge to be hidden from view. Even seeing the barrel of the hinge between the door and the chassis isn't wanted, so the only choice would be to have the hinge completely on the inside surfaces, or within the door and chassis frame itself.

Concealed hinge

Hinge Product Choices

Guden carries two types of hidden hinges:

  • Concealed hinges have a longer curved leaf to allow for a minimum gap between the door and chassis, and to let it swing up and over the chassis edge for a wide open arc. They are mounted on the underside, or backside of the door, so they are completely hidden from view until the door is opened.

  • Invisible hingeInvisible hinges are mounted completely within the door thickness and embedded into the chassis as well. They are constructed of numerous meshed metal arms that allow for the hinge to fold in on itself, and then extend out to swing the door up and over the chassis frame. A much more solid connection, with less hinge play than a concealed hinge.

Custom Operations

Concealed hinges are available in stock with and without holes, and in steel, zinc plated steel and stainless steel. Custom holes or slots are also an option.

Invisible hinges are in stock in select sizes, with many other sizes readily available upon request. Consult with a Guden Customer Service Representative for your requirement. There are also specific constructions of invisible hinges that are designed to fit either metal or wood cabinetry.

Considering a Concealed or Invisible hinge for your application?

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