From Research and Development to a final special needs bike
If the idea of a new bike is set, Van Raam goes through a development process. It begins among other things with the research of the target market to determine the focus of the new special needs bike.
- Furthermore, this result leads into a phase where ideas are being generated.
- With in the creation of a new bicycle, design may not be forgotten. A lot of the parts of the bicycles are drawn in a 3D program, called Solid Works. Furthermore, there are technical drawings made for the production and dimensional drawings for the assembly.
- Tests of the different options, colors and setting and assemblies can be best fulfilled with a prototype for example on our bike test track, that is also co-developed with the R&D department.
A prototype is an early model of a product, handmade or via rapid prototyping, which tests the occurring forces, the operation or fit of parts and prepares the production. In this Department electrical and mechanical engineers sit next to Embedded Software Engineers and IT Developer together in the R&D department at Van Raam in order to get the best communication and the best product with the highest quality.
How Van Raam bikes are produced
Is the bicycle is developed the production of the bike can begin. Read here further to get and overview on the followings steps the bike must go through in order to be delivered to the customer.
Step 1: Van Raam Research and Development Department
Step 2: Bicycle Frame Production
Step 3: Van Raam Bicycle Frame Blasting and Powder-coating
Step 4: Collecting Parts
Step 5: Producing wheels in the wheel assembly
Step 6: Van Raam Bike Assembly
Step 7: Testing and final inspection
Step 8: The bike is on the way to you!
To get more and deeper information the production steps read the article “How Van Raam bikes are produced”