Method of production qeustion(metal working project)
Ok well first off i appologise for possible not putting this in the correct section but you guys have so many its hard to choice especialy with such a broad category of a qeustion.
QEUSTION/PROJECT: Ok i am just wondering what method i should use for my project...what i am trying to do i produce my own single axle( one whole axle all the way through the truck) "tech deck trucks"(small 96mm long skateboards, if you didnt know)...
i know and have partialy researched casting (sand,gravity, pressure etc) and all but becuase of the extremely small size of these trucks i am wondering the best method for production (possibly milling or other??).. thank you, your help is very appretiated... and if you dont know what a skateboard truck looks like heres a referance image
(life size skateboard truck):
the only parts i will need to produce would be the hanger(main top part) and the base plate(main bottom peice) none of the nuts, washers or bushings are needed...i would need to know how to thread the axles though.
PS: the "truck" is a two peice device(hanger, base plate) so they would most likely be casted/produced seperatly..
I am very new to metal work/machining so go easy on my please...i would like to learn and this project is very important to me. Please just tell me the best possible way to produce my product.
well, what i would do is make a model of the 2 parts in Pro/Engineer. or something like that. Take the model to a local machine shop and see if they can run some of these off for you. If you dont have a model to start with, you cant do anything, even if you wanted to machine it yourself, so thats your first step.
The best way to produce anything depends on alot of variables such as product cost, tolerances, materials, and quantity. I cant tell for sure, but to me it looks like the manufacturer of the product you showed pictures of is doing a type of forging with a machining process after that for the holes. This process takes some extremely expensive equipment, but is great for large scale production. If you are looking to just make a few, i agree with the previous thread, make a cad model and bring it to a local shop for a quote. Typical shop rates range from $50/hr - $80/hr, so be ready to dish out some cash for small run prototypes. Some additional information would help us give you some more detailed help. Good Luck!