Ok, I just got these photos in right after I posted the last update, but I’m excited enough about it that it warrants another message!
Here are the molds for the rear wheels right after casting. Next step is to etch the logo into the sidewall and then the final texturing. After that we’ll be able to run a couple sample parts.
These are rotomolds. Each one of these is about 17 inches in diameter and stands about 6 inches high. Plastic pellets will be put inside, the two halves will be clamped together, and the whole thing put into an oven and rotated. The plastic beads will melt to the walls forming our wheels. It comes out of the oven, cools down, and our parts pop out.
So basically getting these molds for our plastic wheels cost more than my car. In fact, more than my last 3 cars put together… Have I said thank you lately for your funding support that makes all of this possible? THANKS.
Over and out,