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Monday, August 25, 2014

W&HM PR Relay: Introducing Vossen VFS-1 | Flow Forming Technology

Press Release from Vossen Wheels:


VOSSEN UNVEILS THE VFS-1, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE VF/SERIES, MANUFACTURED WITH ADVANCED FLOW FORMING TECHNOLOGY.


The flow forming process maintains the integrity of the design, while also improving the grain-structure of the aluminum, creating a stronger, lighter, and considerably thinner forged-like rim barrel. Flow forming is the response to our market's demand for lightweight wheels that are more durable and enhance the overall vehicle driving experience.

THE LATEST IN FLOW FORMING TECHNOLOGY.

Manufacturing Technology

Automobile enthusiasts desire a wheel that is aesthetically appealing and built for form and function. The process of creating the best flow formed wheel involves a mix of complex engineering and high-grade technology. A balanced combination of heat and pressure upon the rim barrel alters the mechanical properties of the wheel to get the desired effect: increased strength and weight reduction of up to 15 percent.

Aesthetics

As the lightest wheel in the entire Vossen line-up, the VFS-1 is built for performance, and designed with sophistication. Its design is inspired by the 5 mesh forged wheel, which debuted at SEMA 2012 on our flag-ship Ferrari 458 Italia. It is offered in our signature matte graphite as well as, our new, silver brushed finish.

Technical

Our new VFS-1 made with flow forming technology allows us to offer a variety of new widths. The VFS-1 are available in a 20" and 22" diameter with a width range of 8.5" all the way to 12". We will be offering three concave design profiles in 20" - flat, mid and deep. These new width options will provide more fitment flexibility and versatility, along with a stronger and lighter wheel.

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THE FLOW FORMING PROCESS


Step 1

Heat and coating is applied to the flow-forming drum. Cast wheel is mounted on the drum and ready to be formed.

Step 2

Pressure is applied to the rim barrel. Specially designated hydraulic rollers are used to stretch the wheel by applying pressure to the rim barrel.

Step 3

The wheels' properties are compressed and stretched to achieve the desired width.

Results

Stretching results in an improved gain-structure of the aluminum, which makes for a stronger, thinner, and lighter forged-like rim barrel. The final product is more durable on impact and enhances overall vehicle performance.

Vossen Wheels

TF: 1-888-463-7778 . T: 1-305-463-7778 info@vossenwheels.com
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