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Wheel Bundled For Heat Treatment

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Next, the wheels are bundled into groups and sent over to heat treating-the controlled heating and cooling of the wheel to alter its physical and mechanical properties without changing the shape. After heat treating, the wheels undergo a quench process to further improve the material's strength. Next, the wheels are subjected to a proprietary artificial aging process. This gives the thinner edge areas of the wheel added strength for impact resistance.

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