DesignAn idea or rough sketch is first transferred to a 3D solid model using reverse engineering techniques or via normal CAD (computer aided design) inputs. Depending on the product, a 3D printed model is made or transferred straight to CAM(computer aided manufacturing). Once a CNC programme is created for the model the machining stage can take place.
Machine ShopAll of our products are programmed and machined in-house by ourselves on modern multi-axis CNC mills and lathes. A pre-production metal sample is then made which is offered up to the bike where the final fit and look are inspected. Once the sample has passed the R&D stage a complete fixture, CNC programme and tooling package is assigned to this part number. This is now at the final production run setup which is all about machining efficiency while keeping accuracy and a clean machined finish.
Component CleaningMachined parts are either ultrasonically cleaned or processed through a porcelain stone vibratory machine to remove all traces of machine oil and burrs.
AnodisingThe anodising process provides a protective coating plus a decorative coloured finish. We use our standard 7 colour range, black, blue, gold, orange, red, silver, titanium and hard anodising is available if required.
Laser EtchingLaser etching of part numbers and logos. This process finishes the look of the part and adds the Oberon Performance branding. Part numbers are etched to aid with identification.
AssemblyThe completed machined parts are assembled, tested and boxed into the final unit. Goods are then shipped out throughout the world.