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Taiwan Factory Tour: Day 2

Chairman of Axman Jackson Jiang 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Every single carbon frame that comes to Axman is inspected in this QC booth 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Horizontal fatigue testing machine 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Initial decal application on aluminum frames 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
One of the builders on the wheel building assembly line 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Robots are used to paint the frames.  They produce more accurate and consistent results 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
The bikes are assembled upside down  		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
These frames returned from paint and are awaiting assembly.  Recognize the brand? 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
This machine simuates riding stresses on the frame 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Welcome to Hubsmith 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
2017 marks Hubsmiths entry into the road wheel market 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
OE accounts for 70 percent of Hubsmiths sales 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Rasta hubs 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Their new hubs incorporate both J-bend and direct-pull spokes 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
They literally have hundreds of hub models 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Fatbike hubs 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CNC Machine 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Prototype 700c wheel 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
The first carbon folding bike wheel I
Lots of old machines are still in use 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Hubsmith also makes rifle scopes for guns 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
A massive pile of aluminum shavings 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Novatech 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
These hubs just came from the cold forging machine 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Freehub body in its fetal stange 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Grinding department 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Half way to becoming a straight-pull hub 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Pressing bearings into finished hub shells 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Finished freehub bodies 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Some of the factory floors were meticulously clean 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Novatecs premium rim brand is Factor 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Yet to be seam welded rims fresh out of the bending machine 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Factor offers a variety of new MTB wheelsets including plus-sized widths 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Lacing hubs into Factor carbon rims 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
This wheel building station looks a bit different then mine 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
raw tube stock 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Cnc
CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Hub shells are cold forged using this massive press 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Song Zun Company founder Jimmy Hsu 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
A selection of steel frames made in Song Zun 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Frame blueprint 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
Pre-mitred tubesets 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
They even do fillet brazing 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina
A batch of BMX front triangles 		CREDITS:  		TITLE: 2016 Taiiwan Factory Tour 		COPYRIGHT: Chad Grochowina

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Taiwan Factory Tour October 18/16 - October 24/16, Taichung, Taiwan

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3


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