Following many requests I am now adding detailed drawings of the
Magnabend centreless hinges to this website.
Please note however that these hinges are too difficult to make for a
The main parts of the hinge require accurate casting (for example by
the investment process) or machining by NC methods.
should probably not
try to make this hinge.
may find these drawings
(An alternative style of hinge which is less difficult to
make, is the PANTOGRAPH STYLE. See this
The Magnabend CENTRELESS COMPOUND HINGE was invented by Mr Geoff Fenton
and it was patented in many countries. (The patents have now expired).
The design of these hinges allows the Magnabend machine to be
The bending beam pivots around a virtual axis, typically slightly above
the working surface of the machine, and the beam can swing through a
full 180 degrees of rotation.
Hinge Assembly and Parts Identification:
1. Hinge Plate
on the drawing for an enlarged view.
Also you can examine this PDF file: Hinge
Plate.pdf, or this Turbocad file: Hinge