Our wheels start here in California. The first step in making Metalsport wheels is the aluminum bars used to make our wheel blanks. The manufacturer that makes our blanks have experts that run continuous inspection and analysis on all the aluminum used. Metallurgical analysis plays a crucial role in the heat-treatment phase.
Rotary forging is a specific cold forging technology that allows for greater dimensional accuracy, better surface finish quality and material hardening and optimized grain structure. This is the first look at a motorcycle wheel. It looks like a hockey puck, a big hockey puck.
The heat-treated forging is then sent to the spin and flow machine. This is where is starts getting its wheel shape. This process gives us the perfect cylindrical shape of the motorcycle wheel.
Once the flow and spin processes are completed, the wheels are then finished in the CNC machining area. With lathes, mills and a fully-automated robotic turning center, the final wheel blanks have a tight-tolerance and the best quality available in the wheel industry.
The wheel blanks arrive at our shop and then the magic begins. All our designed wheels are done here in our machine shop; even the polishing is done here. We found the best chromers and anodizers to finish our wheels locally. It might take a little longer and more expensive, but the finished wheel is worth it