Sector: Cycle aftermarket wheels
Customer: International wheel manufacturer
Material: Light aluminum alloy, low pressure casting
Commitment: 90 hours
The motorcycle wheel design – to be produced in fusion with low pressure – had been provided by the customer almost ready for production. We were asked to use the FEA simulations to analyze the behavior of the wheel subjected to road use.
We identified the weak points of the wheel, changed the style in order to eliminate the problems and finally removed the material where not required. In this way, the customer saved time and money by avoiding to produce a model that would have later failed the tests, with the resulting changes in production equipment and subsequent new casting processes.