Axiom Audio - July 20, 2012
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In addition to wood cabinets, Axiom fabricates almost all of their speakers' plastic parts using a massive (and expensive) . . .
. . . injection-molding machine.
When we toured, the factory workers were in the middle of creating . . .
. . . front baffles for the . . .
. . . M3 outdoor speaker, which Axiom calls the Algonquin. The Algonquins were the original native inhabitants of the area.
After the baffles are created and burrs from the injection-molding process are removed, they are . . .
. . . glued to the rest of the cabinet, which is also molded on-site using the same machine, and wrapped tightly in plastic to ensure the cabinet structure stays intact until the glue dries.
Axiom also makes their own grilles. The grille cloth is first cut using the machine shown above . . .
. . . and matched to the appropriate plastic grille frame (which is also made on site) before . . .
. . . the two items are placed in a custom-made heat-forming machine . . .
. . . that melts the plastic to the cloth. The folks at Axiom say the heat-forming process offers a bond that's far superior to glue.
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