August 20, 2020

Down to the basics: Turning

Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to go over the six, basic machine processes that go into making our parts; Turning, Hobbing, Milling, Tapping, Boring and Broaching.

Although there are numerous post-production steps that go into finishing a Profile Racing part, this is where it starts.

Up first: Turning.

Turning is when material (In the photo above; bar stock) is rotated on a lathe, and the tool is stationary.

In general, almost everything Profile makes involves Turning. And 99% of our Turning is done on cylindrical material.

Picture above is our standard 19mm crank tool. Turning is done here in the first process to give it its contoured shape.

The only products we make that do not involve Turning are sprocket and spiders.

Next week, Hobbing.

Thanks for the continued support.

August 20, 2020


We are taking precautions to protect our employees and follow CDC and state guidelines. In the meantime, our machine shop is still running, we're here to assist you and we'll be shipping product to help support bike shops during this difficult time.