MAK FF Series - Flow Forged wheels by MAK
The Flow Forming process is based on different concepts than casting: the pre-sized metal disk casted through the usual method is clamped against the block of the flow forming machine by a pressure pad, which is attached to the tailstock. The block and the work piece are then rotated together at high speeds. A localized force is applied to the work piece to cause it to flow over the block. Thanks to this the wheel will feature extraordinary mechanics characteristics and thickness which involve a weight loss of 20%. The aluminum structure is solid and dense which makes it similar to a forged wheel but the costs are substantially lower.
The advantages of a such innovative process are: Unsprung masses reduction; more comfort, resistance and safety; reduced fuel and tyres consumption; better handling and more effective braking and acceleration.
MAK Bremen-FF, dedicated to MERCEDES BENZ Drivers, will be available from January 2016, in 17 18 19 and 20 inches. MAK Lowe-FF, dedicated to AUDI - VOLKSWAGEN Drivers, will be available from January 2016, in 17 18 and 19 inches. MAK Luft-FF, dedicated to BMW Drivers, is already on stock, in 17 18 and 19 inches.