The challenge for this customer is that the rims must be as light yet as strong as possible. Moreover, the thin wall thickness (1.5 mm) does not make it easy to achieve the required tolerances. We analysed the drawings together with the students to determine the plans’ practicability. With tips and tricks, together we produced a final design. We were now ready to start machining! We turned the part and then milled the spokes from the turned part. The result: turned and milled rims made from solid aluminium.


Solar Team Twente is well-known in the Twente region of the Province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. With their car, the student team set their sights high on solar energy. We were asked to produce the rims!


Monforts en YCM.


- Dimensions: Ø435 x 105 mm (length) - Material: 7075-T6 aluminium