Summer 2014 Ski Crafting

This summer has been an exciting one! We have brought in some new equipment, namely a dual head CNT Motion CNC mill/router that we have have custom tooled for producing ski cores with the highest precision. Another change has been bringing topsheet printing 100% in-house, we have gone about this process in a somewhat slow manner to ensure we are putting out a top-notch product, not just something we are just getting into. The challenges of keeping print heads unclogged, color management (sublimation printing/pressing really skews them), and correct heat and temperatures for different materials have kept us busy for quite a while, but the result was 100% worth it! Getting bases and edges ready: IMG_3432 IMG_3374 Feeding Edges out of the Coil Tacking edges onto a ski baseGetting materials prepped for layup: IMG_3390 IMG_3393Before pressing into topsheet: IMG_3417After transferring graphic onto topsheet: IMG_3439Flood coating backside of clear topsheet: IMG_3438New CNC machine IMG_3464 IMG_3460 IMG_3453Set of finished skis cores with sidewalls and tip spacers IMG_3430Epoxy IMG_3477 IMG_3478Freshly pressed Betsy's (check them out here) IMG_3420 IMG_3419And finally our office manager/epoxy layer/seamstress doing her thing: IMG_3395

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