Re-machine Sprint Car magnesium Halibrand wheel pressure plates for wheel nuts.
This project entails engraving a logo onto the knock offs prior to chrome plating to put the finishing touch on an awesome custom hot rod.
The plan is to ball mill the vintage Ford V8 logo on the center. To ensure an accurate engraving the convex surface needs to be modeled correctly.
The easiest way to hold them with out damage is by the threads.
To prevent damage, hold concentricity and location we used custom soft jaws on a 3 jaw lathe chuck.
It’s important to clock the rotation prior to machining for appearance consistency.
We made several adjustments until we got the right width and depth for the paint inlay.
The line widths are consistent; looks like we modeled the convex surface spot on!
Another challenging project executed perfectly.
One part of a complex reverse engineering project.