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"I have Carbinge™ hinges on my landing gear-- probably the toughest application you will find on the Lancair IVP. After 1,300 hours they are still going strong."

Jeff Edwards, President, Lancair Owners & Builders Organization (LOBO)

carbon fiber hinges;
the new standard in continuous hinges

Carbinge Keepers
Used in our Zippin™ process for removable attachments



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

Leading Edge Composites

a portion of Carbinge™ and with a Carbinge Keeper™

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

Leading Edge Composites is the developer, manufacturer, and distributor of Carbinge™, a continuous hinge made of woven carbon fiber in cured resin; Carbinge Keepers™ and other related products, such as adhesives. » View product list

Our new Zippin™ system is one of the most successful applications of Carbinge™ and Carbinge Keepers™ for attaching cowls and wingtips or other parts that need to be removable. The use of Zippin™ results in increased strength, lighter weight, and improved appearance versus traditional nutplates and screws or locking systems such as CamLock, etc. » Read more

Leading Edge Composites is located in Port Hadlock WA, a SBA HUBZone community. » Read more

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