APP FORGED WHEELS & CENTER DISCS
Today, APP has a range of one-piece wheels in sizes 17″, 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, 22″ and 23″ for street applications and 18″, 19″, 20″, and 22″ flat face, conical and motor sport applications. Modular wheel center disc sizes for three-piece and two-piece wheels range from 17″ through 26″.
APP FORGED WHEEL BLANKS are distributed throughout the world, helped by our associate company in Italy APP Tech, which finishes wheels for the elite high-end automotive market; their customers include Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG, Pagani, Porsche, and automotive tuners: Carlsson, Sportec, and RUF*. APP produces motorcycle wheel blanks for Brembo, RC Components, and Performance Machine.
The forging process uses high pressure and temperature to change the non-directional grain structure of the cast aluminum starting material to the high integrity multi-directional grain structure of forgings. The aluminum remains solid throughout the process as the forging dies come together and change the shape of the round cast bar to the cylindrical shape of a wheel.
This forged blank is then placed in a custom built spin-forging machine to spin out and forge the rim section. The resulting radial grain direction places the highest material strength in the same direction as the operating loads. The result is “premium strength”.
By making the wheel a forged one piece we have eliminated any possibility of porosity. The world’s leading aircraft manufacturers use one-piece forgings for superior performance in critical structural applications. App Forged Wheels uses the same process, combined with over 50 years experience manufacturing aerospace and commercial forged products, to produce aluminum wheels. The result is a high strength, lightweight wheel with no porosity and no welded joints.
Load ratings can range from as low as 1500 pounds for racing and sport car applications up to 3,500 pounds for light truck, SUV, off road application and higher for commercial vehicles. These load ratings are verified by a series of cornering fatigue, radial fatigue and impact tests.
APP Forged Wheels have the additional benefit, when requested, of a polished mirror finish. This can be achieved because of the high integrity of the metallic structure produced by the forging process. Every APP Forged Wheel is produced from the very highest quality 6061 T6 alloy.