Matt Black / Machined Face
Flow forming is one of the most advanced manufacturing technologies to enter the wheel industry. The barrel area of the wheel is formed after the casting process by applying pressure whilst spinning on a mandrel.
This process stretches, compresses and aligns the grain of the aluminum, which increases tensile strength beyond that of a traditionally cast item.
In this respect the process shares similar properties to those found in the forging process.
The final product has greatly improved material properties – lighter, stronger, increased elongation, and a much greater shock resistance.