If you happen to be looking for wheels that will compliment your car's looks while offering maximum durability and customizability , then forged wheels are the best option. Forged wheels demand a higher level of craftsmanship and a much more complex production process compared to cast wheels. . The raw aluminum alloy undergoes tremendous heat and pressure to form the forgings that are used to manufacture forged wheels. The forged aluminum has a highly aligned grain structure and is free of void which makes it a much stronger material compared to cast aluminum.
Forged wheels have become a favorite among racing enthusiasts as well as streetcar enthusiasts due to their incredible durability and aesthetic design. Forged wheels are made from a solid aluminum cylinder that is heated to allow pressurized machines to shape the wheels/forgings . It gets its name from the process of forging a single piece of aluminum into the shape of the wheel rims. In 1983, BBS Wheels introduced mold-forged wheels to the market. Since then, with the development of precision CNC machines, machine-forged wheels were introduced to the market, and are widely adopted by major wheel forged manufacturers. They have been the best choice for anyone looking to boost the appeal and performance of their car.
A machine-forged wheel typically begins with a raw block of 6061 - T6 aluminum. It is heated up and put under immense pressure to press the aluminum into a forging . This allows the alloy to internally align the grain structure and exclude the possibility of porosity and shrinkage.
Once the forgings are produced they are sent through a series of CNC machine operations. Here, the blanks will be machined into the desired profile and design of the wheel. A lathe machine will cut out the wheel profile and barrel, then a milling machine will produce the spoke, center bore, lug holes and all other details on the front and back. Depending on the complexity of the design, the machining process can take up to 8-10 hours per wheel. During this process, the forging loses 70-80% of its mass. After taking the milled wheel out of the CNC machine, it will undergo a series of hand and machine cleaning, then masterfully finished and painted by an artisan. Some premium finishes such as brushed finish may take 8 hours a wheel to apply. But the result is a lightweight, durable, and stunning looking wheel. This is the reason why forged wheels come at a premium price tag.
As a result of the difference in the manufacturing process, forged wheels offer more benefits.. It allows a complete customization of the wheel design, specifications, and allows every set of wheels to be made to specifically fit your car. The result is that forged wheels are a much more superior and prestigious product.
JC Custom Forged Wheels offers you the ultimate custom wheel experience. If you're looking for a set of wheels that is truly unique,, the Bespoke Forged Wheels Project is the program for you. We offer a professional, vehicle-specific engineering and personalized design. The service offers a 6-Step process that will capture the true essence of your visions . You will collaborate with industry professionals that will help create your own set of wheels while giving you complete control over every detail of the wheel design.
The Bespoke Design Project allows you to bring your ideas to life with unrivaled control. Here at JC Custom Forged, we believe that a wheel's function should not compromise its aesthetics. Rather, we strive to find the perfect fit for your ride. The custom wheels we provide are crafted and tailored to you to provide the highest level of performance and luxury that you deserve.
Throughout the engineering design process, your opinions are validated and your input is crucial. Our process ensures that every design is customized specifically for your car. A team of design engineers create 3D model renders to generate accurate visualization of the wheels and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
We partner with our trusted manufacturers to guarantee the highest quality and a quick turnaround time. Throughout the manufacturing process, we implement our quality check process to make sure to pay close attention to every critical measurement.
Our goal is to make your imagination a reality. We want to be there every step of the way, from the planning process to when your tires touch the pavement.. Get in touch with us today or visit us at JC Custom Forged and we will be more than happy to guide you to the perfect set of wheels!