Arc-Zone.com and the World’s Biggest Ferris Wheel

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great_beijing_wheel_h.jpgOK, it’s a stretch to connect Arc-Zone.com to the world’s biggest ferris wheel, but we do have the absolute coolest customers doing the most interesting projects.

One of our newest customers is Robert Bosch, LLC.

Bosch was recently awarded a contract to power the 682-foot high ferris wheel that is being built in Beijing China in time for the 2008 Olympics!

Since the debut of the Ferris Wheel in 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair, these engineering marvels have been getting larger and larger. But the monster wheel now on the drawing boards at the Great Wheel Corp. in China is in a league of its own, with a diameter of more than two football fields. READ ALL ABOUT IT…

Now it would be awesome if I could tell you that Arc-Zone.com was supplying all the welding accessories needed to put together that ferris wheel, but I can’t. I still think it’s and incredible project, and an awesome engineering feat, and I’m sure there’s some impressive welding that is going on in the construction.

What projects are you working on?

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  1. Stephen Fitz-Gerald

    In regards to the article about Matt the sculptor who fabricates large globes…
    If it were my sculpture and I was dealing with the problem of welding tubing at right angles WITHOUT first notching the pieces. I would have a supply of very short pieces of tubing that were already notched and of the requisite diameter to fit snugly inside the tubing to be intersected. 3/8ths drilled holes around the perimeter of the end of the armature tube would allow plug welding of these premade inserts. This way EVERY intersection is not only reinforced but also fit properly BEFORE welding

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