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The manufacturing of roller skates2020-10-10T13:11:03+02:00

A pair of roller skates is composed with more than fifty different parts … but do you know exactmu how these parts are made? From the designing of the wheels to the machining of the frames or in the manufacturing of bearings, OLS reveals you how these different parts of your beloved roller skates are made…



A pair of roller skates is composed with more than fifty different parts … but do you know exactmu how these parts are made? From the designing of the wheels to the machining of the frames or in the manufacturing of bearings, OLS reveals you how these different parts of your beloved roller skates are made…

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