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FlowForming technology by ATS.

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FlowForming by ATS – a technology that combines just the best out of two different worlds. This innovative production process maintains the advantages of casting production, such as the design flexibility, and at the same time ensures optimization of weight, resistence and stability.

You think that is not possible? It is – FlowForming Technology by ATS makes it possible.

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FlowForming by ATS – a technology that combines just the best out of two different worlds. This innovative production process maintains the advantages of casting production, such as the design flexibility, and at the same time ensures optimization of weight, resistence and stability.

You think that is not possible? It is – FlowForming Technology by ATS makes it possible.

The production process - how exactly does FlowForming by ATS work?

How to imagine the FlowForming production process? To put it as short as possible: parts of the cast alloy wheels get heated to approximately 350 degrees, „rolled-out“ and thereby compressed. To enable this process and to achieve the desired shape, we stretch the wheel blank over a rotating cylinder. The rolling heads, which are pressed against the blank from the outside with high pressure ( approximately 100 tonnes) and are slowly moving downwards, are also rotating. That process obviously is responsible for the technology’s name: FlowForming.

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How to imagine the FlowForming production process? To put it as short as possible: parts of the cast alloy wheels get heated to approximately 350 degrees, „rolled-out“ and thereby compressed. To enable this process and to achieve the desired shape, we stretch the wheel blank over a rotating cylinder. The rolling heads, which are pressed against the blank from the outside with high pressure ( approximately 100 tonnes) and are slowly moving downwards, are also rotating. That process obviously is responsible for the technology’s name: FlowForming.

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FlowForming technology by ATS – benefits and advantages

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By using the FlowForming technology we do not only save a lot of raw materials, but also enable thinner wall thickness with high stability – a crucial driving dynamics advantage. Talking about the larger wheels, we thereby can save up to 8kg weight per car. That really is a big advantage. Not only for your driving experience but also for our nature. The lower weight helps to reduce emission significantly.

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By using the FlowForming technology we do not only save a lot of raw materials, but also enable thinner wall thickness with high stability – a crucial driving dynamics advantage. Talking about the larger wheels, we thereby can save up to 8kg weight per car. That really is a big advantage. Not only for your driving experience but also for our nature. The lower weight helps to reduce emission significantly.

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