MANUFACTURING HAS BEGUN!
Each week we’ll be giving you an update on where we’re at, and who better to do that than our Head of Engineering, Jordan.
So here we go, over to Jord!
13th June 2019
We’ve finally begun work manufacturing our Next Gen UK hardtail frames in house right here in Matlock at the Stanton HQ.
All major machinery, jigs and fixtures have been purchased and in the coming weeks we will be developing the many different processes that go into manufacturing a hardtail frame. Not only will we be bringing together the different techniques and processes required to build our hardtail frames from scratch, but we will also start working with a new material here at the Stanton HQ… Titanium.
As you will be aware this is a much more expensive material that is more difficult to work and weld compared with steel and aluminium. Fortunately we have our expert welder Ollie at hand, who’s experience working with exotic materials for the aerospace industry should make it a ride in the park!
The aim of this email is to provide a weekly update with the progress of the hardtail development from engineering drawing, through to manufacture and finally to the finished product delivered to your door.
This week will include the integration of the AJAX universal milling machine pictured below.
It may look a little rough around the edges, but it has an integrated linear glass encoder system and digital read out to allow accurate cuts to fractions of a millimetre. This will ensure that every mitre cut made to the tubes will form a perfect joint- essential for a strong and straight bike!!
Thank you for your support and I hope you are as excited as we are for UK manufactured hardtail frames in both Reynolds steel and Titanium!
Head of Engineering
If we get enough questions coming through, we might do a little Q&A with Jord later on down the line that we’ll send out!
The Stanton Team