October 1, 2022

Alloy

Alloy wheels are a type of wheel that is made of aluminum.

Alloy wheels are more harder to knock out of shape than steel wheels, but they are also more difficult to get back into form if they have been “kerbed,” which means they have been damaged. In particular, the unique bonding of molecules in the alloy helps to retain its tensile strength. However, because of the nature of the alloy, striking it back into form might cause damage to the fabric of the alloy. The same is true for alloy wheels, which must have the proper fit for the vehicle. If either the wheels or the tyres are too broad for the suspension to accommodate, the steering will be hampered, and the automobile’s handling will be decreased, resulting in a reduction in the vehicle’s safety margin. Fitting the proper alloy wheels to your car really improves handling performance by minimizing the gyroscopic effect of the wheels and the overall recoil effect of the automobile.

Aluminum alloys are the most commonly used in the best kinds of wheels, although experimental research has looked at the use of magnesium in the production of lighter wheels, however this project was abandoned by Easton when two workers died after inhaling magnesium dust. Aluminum alloy wheels in the Superlite style that are particularly appealing to the eye for the discriminating motorist. Superlite, albeit located in the United Kingdom, has a worldwide branch that makes top-of-the-line tyres for use on the racing circuit as well as for road use in the luxury end of the automobile market.

All of Superlite’s wheels have been approved by all of the major racing and road safety regulatory bodies in every major country, including the SEMA in the United States, the WIA in Australia, the JWL in Japan, and the BS.AU50 in the United Kingdom, among others. The alloy wheels created at the Superlite manufacturing facility are first developed down to the smallest detail using CAD/CAM drawings, and only after they have passed the first round of quality assurance testing on the design are the prototype models produced. Material utilized in this project is an aluminium alloy that has been heat treated and allowed to solidify naturally, and it complies with the British Standard BS9002 for raw materials.

The whole manufacturing process is computer-controlled, and low-pressure methods are used throughout. QA tests are performed at each stage to verify that the elasticity of the material is in the proper relation to the stress and strength of the material, and that the right finish is attained in the material’s grain. In the quality assurance method, the product is subjected to frequent X-rays at various stages, steel inserts are introduced for additional strength, and then the product is heat treated to guarantee that the strength is maintained throughout the whole manufacturing operation.