Typical OEM (and most aftermarket) wheels, made by pouring molten aluminum into a mould. Casting is inexpensive and allows for mass production of low-cost alloy wheels. However this method creates very porous metal - air pockets inside the metal reduce it’s structural integrity. Not only are cast wheels weaker, but in order to compensate for the weaker metal they must be reinforced with thicker spokes and extra material, making them heavier as well. In addition, added mass to the wheel also greatly reduce handling of the vehicle and feedbacks from the road surface.
Machine-forged wheels are made from a single forged aluminum block. It is subjected to immense heat and pressure, changing the very properties of the metal - compressing it, eliminating air pockets, aligning grain structure and improving uniformity. It is then shaped through multiple steps of precision CNC machining into the selected design. The resulting wheels are signiﬁcantly stronger than cast wheels, lighter than rotary forged wheels, and far more capable of handling a spirited driving style and track use. Since every set of wheels are made to order, the customization possibilities on them are endless.
Also known as rotary forged, flow formed wheels begin their lives as cast wheels, speciﬁcally cast with a shortened barrel. The barrel is pressed against a heated hydraulic roller and spun, compressing and stretching it, decreasing the porosity and improving the quality of the metal. While they weigh less than cast wheels and have similar strength to forged wheels in barrel, ﬂow formed wheels cannot quite match the strength-to-weight ratio (and resulting freedom in design choices) of machine-forged wheels.
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At JC Custom Forged Wheels, we employ multiple approaches to ensure our wheel designs are optimized for every vehicle. Each design undergoes rigorous simulation testing to ensure it meets JWL, SAE and TUV safety standards before it is released for production. Want to learn more about who we are and what we do? Check out About Us.
We use parametric CAD software to design our wheels. It allows precision modelling to be within 0.01mm. We can also easily assess and modify features on the design. Extra material can be shaved off on spokes or on the back to significantly reduce wheel weight.
Our wheels are designed for each specific vehicle application. This ensures the wheels to have the optimal structural integrity. And brake clearance will be verified with our collected measurements to ensure the wheels will be a perfect fit.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to test every wheel to meet JWL, SAE and TUV safety standards. The excellent mechanical properties of forged 6061-T6 aluminum alloy allow us to predict its performance with FEA to an exceptional degree of accuracy. This ensures the safety of our wheel designs.
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