Diamond Cut Alloys in London
Here is an insight into the diamond cut process we carry out in our refurbishment centre. We use the latest state of the art machinery, all located on site, ensuring we can offer not only a quality service but an express turnaround too.
Wheels Arrive Once your wheels have arrived (you can drop them off, or we can collect and deliver) the tyres are removed using a multi brand approved fully automatic tyre remover machine by Ragalioni – considered the “Ferrari” of tyre remover machines.
This will ensure that your alloys will never be damaged before or after the tyres are fitted. Your tyres are then marked for identification and stored separately on our racks. Your alloys will also be etched with a matching identification number in order to keep a repair track record of every alloy that we have repaired over time.
Preparation Your alloys are prepared in a specialist sand blaster machine which cleans and keys the alloy, ensuring proper foundation. Using this machine is quicker than more traditional methods and produces a better surface result.
Cutting The alloy is placed into our state of the art Haas CNC diamond lathe for precision cutting, pin pointing the exact locations of the damage. Once the data has been correlated, the diamond cutting process starts by slowly and gradually coming closer and closer to the alloy, cutting microns off each layer of the alloy. The machine spins the alloy at very high speeds with a rotary cylinder that holds the alloy in place. On the end of the machine, an incredibly precise sharp blade is located which has an electric mechanism beneath it for the machine to slide in and out smoothly, ensuring the alloy is not damaged by the high speed cutting of the tip.
Lacquering The alloy moves into our state of the art eco-spray booth, which is a pressure controlled environment closed off from the rest of the refurbishment centre. The spray booth will ensure that no contamination will ever fall onto the alloy during this process. The spray booth is used to apply dual layers of lacquer immediately after cutting, to protect your alloys against wear and tear.
Cooled and Checked The alloys take about 20-30 minutes to cool, and then they are carefully inspected by a technician to ensure the finish is perfect.
Quality Control All alloys pass through a thorough quality control check to ensure they have met our minimum standards.
Re-fit Tyres and Balance The final stage of the process is to re-fit your alloys back to their tyres. They are then balanced by a Ragalioni wheel balancer and are ready for collection or delivery.
If you are local to Chelsea, Mayfair, Knightsbridge or Battersea, get in touch with London Diamond Alloys today.