At MV Forged, Performance and longevity is the hallmark of a great wheel. That is why we place a heavy emphasis on precision designing and expert craftsmanship. Aiming to achieve the highest quality wheels in its class.
Each set of MV Forged wheels are meticulously designed, engineered, and crafted in our Southern California Facility. Our team at Modular Velge with over 70 years of combined forged wheel experience allows us to have full control over the quality of our process. Each order goes through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) testing to ensure the most optimal combination of lightweight, durability, and strength.
Utilizing APP raw forgings throughout the full line of our forged wheel collections. APP which produces forgings for the elite high-end automotive market such as; Aston Martin, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG, Pagani, and Porsche. It was a perfect match as our forging supplier. (read more)
The key step in manufacturing a forged wheel is lathe turning. The raw forging is lathe-turned from the front and rear, creating a profile that maximizes concavity. In this step over 70% of the original material is removed, utilizing the most weight reduction.
In order to create tighter machining tolerances and the smoothest finishes. We chose to use Sandvik ®, a German manufacture and leaders of the finest lathe tools in the industry. Utilizing their unique Silent Tools ™ Anti-Vibration Technology, this technology enables our production to eliminate vibrations that can cause bad surface texture, and insufficient accuracy.
Coolant – At MV Forged we decided to use the best coolant in our industry; Blaser®. A Swiss Lube company manufactured in Switzerland for the last 80 years. By optimizing the machining process and using Blaser® cutting fluid to enable higher speeds, feed, machining rates, and spotless surfaces without harming our team and the environment.
Once the profile is completed, the forgings are then turned over to the mill process. The mill process is where the design comes to life. As mill cycles run through a series of pre-selected tool sets and milling paths that can take up to 8 hours per wheel to achieve the utmost precision.
Our American Made High-Performance Super-Speed vertical CNC machinery provides high spindle speeds, fast rapids, and quick tool changes necessary to ensure faster lead times.
The Wireless Intuitive Probing System (WIPS) guides the operator through the job set-up process with easy-to-use templates. The templates help reduce setup time by allowing the operator to multitask while the automatic probing routines are running. WIPS can also ensure that parts and tools are maintained within tolerance throughout the production process, by using the available wear and break-detection routines. WIPS has the ability to define work offset coordinates, set tool length offsets, and perform in-process inspection within the program.
After the milling process is completed, each section of raw milled aluminum needs to go through many stages of Hand Filing, Deburring, Buffing and Ceramic Bead High-Luster Polishing before it is ready for its ultimate finish. This is a vital stage for our craftsmen to prep each wheel before its coating. After each wheel is filed and sculpted the wheels go through a detailed check list with zero compromises.
All designs now feature Scallop Undercutting which has reduced the overall Weight and Unsprung Mass of every wheel we manufacture. Scalloping the sides of the spokes creates an “I-Beam” cross-section through its length, maximizing its strength to weight. Each design has also been standardized with Through-Hub Pockets between the lug holes that allow for more efficient heat dissipation and reduce unsprung mass/weight on the wheel hub. Designs are offered under 5 unique build configurations that share and individualize newly developed details.
Each one of our forged milled centers are mounted to an aluminum spun-forged outer and inner rim halves, made from 6061 T6 aircraft grade forged aluminum. Each rim half is heat treated twice and forged until the aluminum reaches full tensile strength ensuring maximum durability. All Made in the USA.
All of our rim-halves are 100% engineered, manufactured, and heat treated in the USA.
The most attentive yet time consuming part of the finishing process is brushing and polishing. Offered as upgraded options in every MV Forged wheel collection, brushed wheels reveal the beautiful details in the forged aluminum grain while touch-less high-luster ceramic polishing creates a mirror-like finish.
The typical industry hand polishing techniques risk losing small intricate details on the wheel design, which we are not willing to compromise. That is why we chose to use Ceramic Tumbling is used to deburr, high luster polish, brighten, and to clean up radius's to prepare parts for powder coating. A full cycle can take anywhere from 6 to 24 hours per center.
The most time-consuming-yet-rewarding part of the finishing process is the finish stage. That is why we confidently hand chose vendors from Brisbane Australia, Tokyo Japan and Hamburg Germany. MV Forged premium finish line offers a brushed or polished base paired with transparent powder coats to reveal the beauty and details in the design. At MV Forged we are always learning new ways in achieving the utmost beautiful finishes in our industry.
Each component of the wheel is offered with a Gloss, Satin or Texture finish of your choice.
The assembly stage is one of the most critical stages in the manufacturing stage. First step is to check the run-out of every wheel to guarantee the wheels are balanced to eliminate vibrations and wobbling. We chose to use Digital Snap-On® Torque Wrenches vs generic torque wrenches. One of the advantages is that it can more precisely control the amount of torque that's applied to a bolt without losing any torque capacity.
Every year or 5,000 cycles we will calibrate our wrenches to ensure accuracy and safety. After each bolt and nut is torqued we mark them and have our expert assemblers sign off the wheels for packaging.
Our optional Grade 5 Titanium Bolts, Serrated Nuts, and Hidden Studs are 50% lighter than the standard steel hardware. With a tensile strength of 950 MPa and corrosion resistant, you can reduce over 1.5lbs per wheel. Offered in Black, Gold, Silver, or Burnt colorway.
No wheel will pass our quality control unless it falls below 0.010″ (10 thousandths of an inch). While industry standard complies within 0.030″ (30 thousandths of an inch), we are consistently testing run outs within 0.007″ (7 thousandths of an inch) to ensure no wheel vibrates at high speeds.
We want you to be a life-time customer. That is why we take pride in our manufacturing process and to offer a Limited Life-Time Structural Warranty and 3 Year Finish Warranty.
Every wheel at MV Forged is packaged using the highest quality packaging materials all Made In America. Our boxes are engineered to be at 275 pounds per square inch burst testing with double wall technology; while the industry standard boxes are 200 pounds per square inch single wall.
We go above and beyond on every stage in the wheels life, including the packaging stage. Our team chose local packaging material manufactures and consulted with Packaging Science experts to help secure the integrity of your wheels.
We at MV Forged continue to be dedicated in producing not only wheels, but also a lifestyle that reflects a passion for creativity and a desire for delivering the finest wheel in its class.
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