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The mission of Leading Edge Composites is to create hinges and ancillary products that improve the utility, effiiciency, quality and safety of aircraft, boats, autos, containers and other objects... » View mission statement

Why Carbinge™?

For decades, metal has been the standard material in use for continuous hinges. When industry switched from metal to lighter composite technology, hinging systems did not keep pace – until now... » Read article


click to view information on Carbinge™

Carbinge™ is a continuous hinge made of woven carbon fiber in cured resin, which has been developed by Leading Edge Composites, and is currently in use on literally hundreds of light aircraft. Carbinge™ is the new standard in piano hinges with unique advantages such as strength and strength to weight ratio, durability, ease of application, corrosion resistance, esthetics, and » Read more

click to view information on Carbinge Keepers™

Carbinge Keepers™ are the perfect partner for Carbinge™ or any other piano hinge used for attaching cowlings or wingtips. Each set consists of a female threaded button beautifully machined of stainless steel and a #10/32 internal hex set screw fitted to make a professional finish to your project. » Read more

click to view information on adhesives

Hysol E 120 HP aircraft grade adhesive. Offered in 50 ml cartridges with 2:1 ratio of base to catalyst. This is enough material to bond several Carbinge™ applications.

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Cartridge dispenser - comes with 1:1 and 2:1 ratio plungers.

Mixing Tips for Adhesives

Mixing Tips designed to allow dispensing a controlled strip of mixed material directly to the bond surface and thus reduce waste and risk of getting adhesive into working parts of the hinge.

Leading Edge Composites
P.O. Box 428 - Port Hadlock, WA 98339