Sector: Original Equipment wheels
Customer: International wheel manufacturer
Material: Aluminum light alloy, forged 6061-T6
Commitment: 230 hours
The customer requested a large wheel for a high-performance car, with polished lips and the center hub cap made of aluminum – milled from solid – in order to maintain the same finish of the wheel.
The style had already been defined by the producer: we worked in partnership to optimize the design and refine the measures of the brake clearance. Particularly challenging was the step of lightening the rim, considered the high power of the car. We also conducted a simulation of the Swarp test with the load cycle obtained from the Nürburgring circuit and repeated thousands of times in extreme conditions. Even in this case, the FEA / FEM calculation proved to be fundamental for the shortening of the set-up times leading to a considerable saving of resources.