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The next phase of production is machining. First, the lug holes are bored into the center hub of the wheel. Next, the various details of a particular wheel design are cut into the casting. This is when the physical design of the wheel really starts to take shape. American Eagle uses large computer-controlled robotic machines that would make Robocop look like a child's toy. We spent fifteen minutes watching the massive robots turn raw castings into beautify crafted wheels. This operation was very impressive to watch.

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