CNC Machining of Aluminum Wheels for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminum Wheel
Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminum Wheel
Aluminum Wheel 1
Aluminum Wheel 1
Aluminum Wheel 2
Aluminum Wheel 2

At Swihart Industries, Inc., we are ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949:2009 certified and have extensive experience in aluminum CNC machining for the transportation industry. From customers that produce material handling equipment to high-performance racing component manufacturers, we have become known as the trusted source for quality machined parts. These aluminum wheels were produced for a long-time customer in the automotive aftermarket industry. When our customer had continued quality issues with a previous supplier in another country, they turned to us in order to get the quality and precision they demand. While many shops will say they can machine aluminum, the material has its own unique challenges, and experience is required in order to produce a high quality end result.

The wheel is machined from a 6061-T6 aluminum forging. We sourced the forging for our customer, and then brought it in-house for finish machining. The forging was turned and milled to the customer's specifications with tolerances of +/- .001" held at all critical dimensions. The wheel was then deburred and given a surface finish of 63 RA on all machined surfaces. The finished wheel underwent dimensional inspection before final delivery. For more information about this project, see the table below, or contact us for more information.

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Highlights of this Aluminum CNC Machining Project

Project Description
This part is a lightweight forged aluminum GA1R Wheel.
CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Material Procurement
CNC Machining - Milling and Turning
Secondary:
Deburring
Tightest Tolerances
± .001"
Material Used
Forged 6061-T6 Aluminum
Material Finish
63 RA Maximum Surface Finish
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Automotive Aftermarket
Volume
49
Delivery Location
Dayton, OH
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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