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Old 6th December 2006, 20:18   #1
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Ever wondered how alloy wheels are manufactured? Find your answers
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Old 6th December 2006, 23:47   #2
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Thats a cool clip.........Thanks

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Thanx for the clip,had only seen the LPDC (low pressure die casting) production of aura alloys as yet.
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My operations managment professor would love this stuff. Kudos
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Nice find. Very sweet.

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great find man
once saw the machinig process on a discovery show called Overhaulin' but this was definitely more informative
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Nice find. Very sweet.

Sahil, what do you do?
Doing my BBA in Boston.
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Glad you guys liked it. I am wondering whether this is the standard process followed by all manufacturers?
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WAY off topic: Eh, what a letdown! I thought you made alloys or something in India!
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WAY off topic: Eh, what a letdown! I thought you made alloys or something in India!
Way way offtopic: How did i give u that impression? There are no professors in a factory bro
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Note from mod - some posts have been moved to a new thread here (Question regarding alloys & their quality...).

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Glad you guys liked it. I am wondering whether this is the standard process followed by all manufacturers?
Hi Moral,

The first process shown was forging, which makes very strong an light wheels which are generally in 2/3 parts due to manufacturing drawbacks...... however, these are very expensive.

The common process for wheels is casting. (eg. all neo & aura and 99% of the no-name import wheels) That was the second process shown where metal is heated and then poured into a mould/dye. There are different types of casting as they mentioned in the video "LP and GD casting are used...." LP = low pressure GD = gravity dye. These can be one peice wheels and are cheaper than forged wheels, but usually not quite as stong / light, but price rules the market.

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