Guide to Making an Aluminum Prototype Part for a Bike
At Creatingway, we have a couple of years of experience machining aluminum prototypes. In the case of complex structures, we can control the tolerance at more or less 0.01mm. If you happen to be a bike fan, there comes a time when you want to upgrade your bicycle. This is often after understanding what perfectly suits you.
What’s The Aluminum Prototype Parts For A Bike?
Normally, bike customization is a serious undertaking. Sometimes, it takes up a lot of intellect and labor during each developmental stage. The first stage is coming up with the idea of a part. Secondly, we proceed to make the aluminum part. People find it easy to deviate from the correct instructions of the prototype. This often ends in the abandonment of the project altogether. Here is an insight into how we keep in line with what you must do to customize your bike successfully.
Coming up with a Solution
Consider yourself lucky if you already have a specific idea in mind. Most people want something cool but do not know how to create it exactly. For the undecided ones, here are a few customization areas you can work on.
Outward Appearance Part Customization
It essentially involves substituting an existing component with a more pleasing part. This is one of the easiest ways of customizing a bike. It does not involve modifying the existing design. You simply have to develop a part that fits the existing fixture and looks cool. There are a few parts we can modify using this technique. These are namely, handlebars, pedals, racks, and bottle cages.
Outward Appearance Bike Customization
It is a form of modification that involves the use of existent components. You just have to mount additional components onto them. Examples include embossing a pattern on the frame or adding LED lights. This is relatively harder as it involves estimating the existing geometry. Additionally, you have to consider that some customizations compromise the original components’ function.
It is the most complex way of modifying a bike. It sometimes entails placing an order for custom aluminum components from prototype developers. In addition, you can opt to manufacture your parts. However, this involves a high level of expertise and is not worth the hassle. At Creatingway, we expertly manufacture customized aluminum prototypes. We also ensure that it works perfectly for your bike. The gleaming custom components not only look better but also work better. This results in your ride being faster and smoother.
Creating a Sketch
Assuming that you are an enthusiast, it is likely you do not have a degree in engineering. Therefore, you lack any know-how when it comes to engineering standards and drawings. How then can you explain what you want to us? We advise that you make a sketch. A lot of free sketching software is available on the net. You can use them to sketch your custom aluminum prototype component. For you to get what you want, you must make a detailed sketch. Here is a sketch checklist you can follow.
- Sketch the object from all angles
- Show the minimum and maximum dimensions
- Show the important surfaces
- Specify the working conditions you may subject it to. For instance, the weights or loads the part may carry.
- Indicate where the part fits in the bicycle
- You can specify the type of aluminum alloy you want
- You can specify the surfaces you would like us to polish or paint.
- Indicate the dimensions of relevant bike parts.
Upon completion of the sketch, it is now time for the actual engineering drawing.
Modeling and Drawing
There is one extra step to manufacturing your aluminum prototype. It involves turning your sketch into a CAD model. Most expert engineering programs are commercial. You will have to subscribe at a cost upwards of $2,000. Luckily, we are here to relieve you of this burden. We can easily make a 3D model on your behalf at a fraction of the cost. Afterward, we can convert it into an engineering drawing.
It crucial form the performance of the component, especially the bicycle frame. It involves the use of computed engineering analysis. The program determines if the component is strong enough to withstand loads. Additionally, it establishes the degree of deformation that is likely to occur. We sometimes call it finite element analysis.
We mainly aluminum alloys when making bike components. Aluminum prototyping is the most complex stage of custom bike component development. This is since it requires professional specialized equipment. One such equipment is the CNC aluminum machine tool. Bicycle parts are normally precision machined components. They have close tolerances and very smooth surface finishes.
We ideally use CNC milling when manufacturing aluminum parts. We first take a blank stock and install it into the CNC machine tool. Then choose a cutter and write a program that moves the cutters in the specified direction. After machining the part, it will either look like the final part of it may require a reset. This is roughly how we achieve aluminum machining of custom aluminum prototypes.
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