A PRECISION ENGINEERING PROCESS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE.
Archer irons are engineered using a unique and very exact manufacturing process that incorporates functions such as CADCAM into a precise CNC Milling program. We believe this process provides a clubhead with the soft-feel benefits of the forging process, and the precision and uniformity of the casting process. The process also allows us to offer a wider and more precise array of custom fitting option than would normally be available with either forging or casting alone. Milling allows us to do this with a level of exactness that cannot be achieved using traditional methods alone.
How it’s made:
An Archer Project iron head starts life a billet of SX309S low carbon steel, which is then heated to 1200 degrees Celsius, so that the material maintains its chemical integrity and tensile strength throughout the manufacturing process.
A raw head is formed, then pressed with a special designed hydraulic press designed to produce the precise head shape required while maintaining the integrity of the grain structure within the metal of the club head. This process is sometimes referred to as Form FORGING.
With the head shape now defined, some polishing work is now required to get to a smooth and unblemished raw head so the milling process can begin.
The desired grind options and weight specs are entered into a propriety computer program which calculates the exact amount of milling required for each iron within each set. Once this is determined, a file is sent to the CNC Milling machine and each head is then placed in the CNC machine, which begins to precisely mill the face and back cavity to the design requirements. Score lines will also be milled onto the head at this stage.
With milling complete, the head is now ready for grinding and this is the only completely manual process in the whole procedure. The head is sent for polishing by one of the Archer Project craftsmen who have years of experience in this field. Grinding and polishing are completed to make sure each head is taken to its specified head weight and shape. Each head is checked and re-checked throughout each grinding process, to ensure exact specifications are met.
Once grinding is complete, the head is now ready for laser etching, where the numbers, logos and custom lettering will be etched onto the head. Once completed, the head is ready for the final stage, which is plating. Once plated the head is painted and packed, and ready for shipment.
The finished club heads are then shipped to an authorized Archer Golf assembly facility to be hand built to your exact order and custom fit specifications.