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TECHNOLOGY

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY

Increasing performance and reducing weight

Walter Wheels Product
Walter Wheels Product

WHEELS TESTS

1) Before starting the production, wheels had to pass strict German TÜV Rheinland tests :

  • impact test simulates the impact : a wheel is hit with a heavy load (from 675kg to 725kg)
  • shorttime and longtime bending tests : pressure is applied while cornering(from 675kg to 725kg)
  • rolling test : while being rolled for 2000 km pressure is applied (from 675kg to 725kg)

*weights depending of the wheel type


2) Before being sent out to our customers, each wheel is checked for cracks or structural problems :

  • X-ray test 
  • Leak test - 100%
  • Run-out test - 100%
  • Balance test - 100%

PRODUCTION

After arriving to the factory each batch of aluminum has to pass spectral quality check.
The aluminum is heated and pressed (up to 2 bars of pressure) into the multi part mold.
After cooling it down to 390° Celsius, the mold is opened and the casting blank is ready
for additional treatment by the automatic heat machines.