The flowforming construction is one of the latest advanced wheels manufacturing technologies in the wheel industry. The FlowForm Series is created to pursue the balance between rigidity, strength, and lightweight by applying this technology into the wheels manufacturing process. This technology changed the process by applying high pressure to the inner barrel of the wheel while spinning and after it has been cast under high temperature. The outcome is outstanding - lower cost than Forging, but more rigid and lighter than Casting. Enhanced by FEA simulation and Superspeed engineering, the FlowForm Series wheels are among the lightest flowform wheels in the market.
Preheating to set temperature; inner barrel mold set up; spinning machine roller arm attached to barrel, ready to start high speed spinning.
vs. Cast Wheels
Superspeed FlowForm is an advanced wheel manufacturing process that combines the characteristics of casting, forging, compressing, and rolling. It results in achieving high strength and weight reduction of the product while obtaining better mechanical property.
& finer metal structure
A356.2 aluminum alloy contains more magnesium and silicon content. A356.2 aluminum alloy has good casting properties in terms of low density and light weight, and has good performance and excellent mechanical property after heat treatment. The flowform manufacturing process makes the crystalline structure of the aluminum alloy more compact, form a finer metal structure, and the molecular structure is higher density and fibrous, therefore increase elongation, tensile strength and yield strength of the product.
vs. Cast Wheels
Rigidity, strength, and design are the key baseline elements when we develop FlowForm Series wheels from scratch. In addition to lightweight, the rigidity and strength of the wheel needs to be considered as well. Higher rigidity wheels help to improve the handling of the vehicle, as well as to maintain stiffness by acting as the link between chassis and tires.
& higher rigidity
The rigidity of the wheel is also based on the thickness of the lateral section of the spokes. The larger the lateral section, the higher the rigidity and lower the twist; the smaller the lateral section, the lower the rigidity and the higher the twist. The FlowForm Series wheels have rigid spokes design to achieve higher rigidity. We cut excess materials from where force is dispersed and reinforce materials where it's necessary.