For years the wheel industry have produced quality cast and forge wheels that have performed satisfactorily until new problems began to emerge. The need to be able to navigate unfavorable road types and the need to reduce the overall vehicular weight in order for the vehicle to attain greater speed led to the breakthrough in the wheels engineering: manufacturing a wheel with a special technique to make it lighter and stronger at the same time. The special production process involves a low pressure casting at the beginning, heating up the outer part of the casting, then using steel rollers to drive the rim to a final width. Heat, pressure and spinning are the three elements involved in this state of the art technology. The mechanical strength and capacity of this new production supersedes that of the old version. Hence, the Forgestar need not worry about thickness of rims to achieve the desire results.
The overall strength and resistance to external force has greatly increased since the development of these new manufacturing processes without compromising standards.
The production steps of the rotary forged flow forming process are as follows:
- Spinning of cast while heating outer portion
- Use of hydraulic rollers to form barrels through application of pressure and heat.
- Mechanical properties of aluminum changes it compresses and stretched with the extended rollers on the barrels.
- The resultant product is a rim with super strength and light weight.
Accreditation of quality
Quality product is a priority for the Forgestar brand. This is proven through its membership in the SEMA wheel and tire council and its possession of certifications such as JAPAN light alloy wheel standard (JWL) and the VIA which establishes standards and parameters for tested wheels before a stamp of certification is issued.2