Light Alloy Wheels - The GKN Approach 730613

Light alloy wheels offer many advantages over steel wheels, particularly with regard to styling. A wheel, however, is a safety critical component and performs an arduous engineering function. The performance and safety of a wheel can be enhanced by casting in light alloy, a fact well known to racing car designers. To ensure that advantages of light alloy wheels are not marred by poor reliability requires scrupulous control of all aspects of production. GKN has evolved an approach that ensures this control by direct involvement at all stages of manufacture in its modern integrated-wheel facility.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.