T.HI.R.D. RETRACTABLE HINGE
The innovative technical solution that shows the attention to detail of Wingamm’s design
In 2009 we decided it was time to replace old, dull conventional entrance doors made of aluminium (with their same old external frames, visible hinges and visible amounts of silicone which get dirty and quickly go black) with a new and better alternative – a light and sturdy fibreglass door (and external lockers) without any visible hinges and especially no external silicone!
Of course, this then led us to want new and improved handles and external locks.
We clearly had to come up with something innovative and, above all, safer compared to the usual ones used by all other manufacturers.
Total Hidden Rotation Device
The reason that pushed us to invest in such an important up-grade was not only to improve the design, that is to have flat-shape doors for a cleaner and streamlined external line; the old aluminum doors and entrance door constituted a strong thermal bridge and interrupted the excellent insulation guaranteed by the monocoque. T
he aerodynamic style of the bodywork has always been our passion, but guaranteeing excellent thermal comfort is certainly in our DNA.
Designing and printing fiberglass doors was simple; we wanted them flat-shaped and not to see the usual old-fashioned hinges appear.
Technological innovation reinvents design
The body, pins and fixing screws are made with a zamak alloy.
The slots for the hinge are housed in special “rotating bushings”, which can rotate 360° so they are adjustable and can be used in any position, while Teflon washers ensure constant lubrication for it.
Each hinge is housed inside a protective shell made of die-cast aluminium.
The shells are precisely positioned by a mould and then coated with resin to ensure they are positioned accurately.