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Design, Engineering, & FEA Testing

Each wheel set undergoes a rigorous design and engineering process; doing so ensures a precise final product encompassing all of the dynamic needs of our client vehicles while infusing their personal tastes, from fitment and configurations to finishes. At this stage, each wheel set undergoes a full Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

taking into account curb weight, dynamic cornering fatigue, dynamic radial fatigue and simulated impact testing according to SAE, JWL and VIA standards. Once completed and verified by our Engineers, the final model is sent to programming for lathe profiling and milling operations.

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Material

Quality begins at the foundation of every product; a strong foundation is the basis for a quality result. Locally sourced and forged, we utilize APP raw forgings throughout the full line of our forged production. APP is the same OEM forging supplier for supercar companies such as Lamborghini and Ferrari.

APP aluminum forgings are made with extreme pressure and temperatures to create a high integrity, multi-directional grain structure. The aluminum remains solid throughout the process as the forging dies press the aluminum into the cylindrical shape of a wheel. The forging is then spun to create the rim section and the resulting radial grain direction places the highest material strength in the same direction as the operating loads. The result is ‘premium strength.’

APP Aerospace Grade 6061-T6 aluminum forgings guarantee the highest quality and predicable grain structure and are TUV and AS9100-C certified. The result is a superior foundation guaranteed to last, and a trustworthy, high-performing product which meets the highest standards of our team.

Lathe Operation

Each profile offered is a unique combination of lines, curves and radii drawn up by our Engineers. At this stage, the raw aluminum forging is machined to the rough profile of the wheel set ordered and is carefully sculpted to maximize concavity or rim half depth depending on the application. Profiles are uniquely optimized to create tighter machining tolerances which minimizes backspacing and excess aluminum, resulting in a lightweight forged wheel with the highest structural rigidity.