BMF Wheels, a designer of lifted and leveled truck wheels based in Orange, California, recently released two new wheel designs, called the REPR and the Kane, along with a revamped version of its existing REHAB wheel. Both the Kane and the redesigned REHAB will include components designed through the intricate processes of computer numerical control (CNC) machining.
According to MotorAge, the Kane and new REHAB will include a custom-tooled CNC-simulated bead lock ring. In addition to this feature, the overall CNC machining processes behind both products have been improved in terms of the multi-axis milling techniques used, offering increased levels of detail. BMF has stated that the design and production techniques behind these products, as well as the new REPR design, are its most intricate and advanced yet.
The news source reports that other notable new features are present in the most recent BMF Wheels designs. The REPR and redesigned REHAB wheels will remain compatible with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) technology, allowing them to warn drivers of problematic increases or decreases in air pressure.
Recently, Bike Radar reported that Ceradure was using CNC machining processes to facilitate the design of new lightweight components for bicycles.
Partners in THINC is a facility overseen by Okuma America Corporation and numerous partner businesses. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, it allows these companies to work together on new products and solutions for the manufacturing industry. Recently, Okuma added a new partner to the affiliates behind Partners in THINC - Busche Workholding, a company specializing in advanced computer numerical control (CNC) machining.
Now that the company has become part of this group, Busche's products will be on display and available for demonstration to visitors of the Partners in THINC facility. Additionally, in celebration of their new partnership, Okuma Tech Centers will be featuring Busche's products at its locations in Chicago, Illinois, and Houston, Texas.
Busche bases the majority of its operations out of its facility in Albion, Indiana. Its product specialties include custom-crafted, fourth- and fifth-axis and manual workholding CNC machining solutions. The company's clients include major names in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as various other fields within the manufacturing sector. These operations are in line with Okuma America, which specialized in CNC machining technology.
Businesses in the CNC machining industry have been thriving in recent months, including those located in areas not well-known for manufacturing, like North Dakota.