Mike Hoynck v. Papendrech wrote:
I don'want to go to China, as I don't want to see any wheels come off at a 60 mph speed. Will keep you updated.
Mike, no matter where you go, the quality of your final product is in how you control the specifications of the product. If you just say "make it out of steel", then you will get exactly that, a product made from the cheapest steel available when in fact, you may want a high strength steel. Or if you say, weld the two pieces together, your wheel will come apart at 60 because you did not specify the weld process and the QA inspection afterwards. You see, with these very simplified statements, I hopefully have explained how poor quality creeps into the final product. You will get that even in Europe, not just China.
As for manufacturing method, unless you are an expert tool and die maker, your wheels will be machined, so you will not get an exact reproduction. The quantities do not justify tooling, which can run into the six figures.
Don't forget to have the wheels certified as road worthy.
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