Design

Liberty Wheels France collaborates with its customers in the manufacture of new alloy wheels by optimising design, minimising of weight whilst maintaining mechanical strength and visible appearance.

CAD design

Liberty Wheels France uses CATIA V5 for all our wheel designs:

  • Creation of 3D render based on customer design
  • Retouching of designs for mechanical strength
  • Optimization of the weight of the wheels in relation the mechanical strength
  • Mold design to make our wheels
  • Defining production steps and requirements

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Mechanical Calculations

Use of NX Siemens PLM software for sizing rims:

  • Mesh wheels and their components.
  • Modeling of the wheels in their environment, definition of boundary conditions and loads.
  • Prediction of the risk of cracking parts during fatigue and shock tests.
  • Post processing results.
  • Analysis of dynamic properties of parts (modal analysis, stiffness etc).

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Foundry process simulation

Use of MAGMASOFT to simulate foundry processes:

  • Wheel sizing for foundry feasibility
  • Simulation of the filling of the molds
  • Simulation of wheel solidification
  • Sizing and optimization of molds
  • Definition of cooling and molding parameters
  • Help in the development of the molds at the start of series
  • Improvement foundry process (cycle time, quality, etc)
  • Technical support
  • Staff training

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Machining process

Using MISSLER software to define the machining process:

  • Creating toolpaths from 3D wheels
  • Choice of the most suitable cutting tools
  • Optimization of machining cycle times
  • Simulation to avoid collisions and optimize trajectories
  • Writing machine programs and ranges
  • Improvement machining process (cycle time, quality, …)
  • Technical support
  • Staff training

Ingots process wheel manufacturing - Liberty Wheels France

Liberty Wheels France, manufacturers of alloy wheels

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