ONE BOOT AT A TIME
airboot uses what they call soft tooling to produce the part, instead of hard tooling. So as you make the part, the tool itself starts to deteriorate and you eventually can’t pull the part off it. The tool is typically good for 20 to 25 uses. But airboots can change from year to year, so investing $12,000 in hard tooling doesn’t necessarily make sense. We know the airboot isn’t something that everyone is going to want or need, but it is designed for the really serious racer—it’s going to give them more top-end. Obviously we spent the time with the 3-D CAD engineering it and developing it, and we have that CAD data to be able to produce that soft tooling to have the part cast. They can only make one airboot at a time, meaning, if the guys are making them, they make five a week. It’s a day’s labor to get one part.”
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