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Italian company Bucci completes production of full C wheel rim

Apr '21
Pic: Bucci Composites
Pic: Bucci Composites
Bucci Composites, leader in the design, development and manufacturing of structural and aesthetic components in composite materials for the automotive, aerospace, industrial and marine sectors, has completed production of a full carbon wheel rim. The wheel has also passed the rigorous TÜV test procedure, moving one step closer to its imminent market launch.

After years of development, in conjunction with a prestigious world-class OEM, the Bucci Composites 22” wheel has finished the rigorous TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverein/Technical Inspection Association) test procedure. To date, no carbon fibre wheel rim manufacturer had ever managed to complete the programme of the renowned German testing organisation, enabling Bucci Composites to set a new world record.

With safety guaranteed, the Made in Italy wheel sets the benchmark in the carbon fibre rim market.

Not only are the rim’s technical features outstanding, it also offers an unprecedented driving experience. To verify this, in the final test stage, the wheel was put through its paces on one of the most famous tracks in the world, the Nürburgring.

Compared to the equivalent forged aluminium wheel the Bucci Composites full composite wheel achieved 6 kilogram weight saving per corner. This improved steering agility through the significantly reduced rotational inertia and enabled unparalleled suspension tuning setup with less unsprung mass.

Onboard comfort was also greatly improved, thanks to reduced rim deflection when going round bends and tyre wear was correspondingly reduced.

One of the main innovations of the Bucci Composites wheel is its manufacturing process, which applies innovative concepts (covered by patents) together with high-pressure resin transfer moulding (HP-RTM) technology. The production materials and parameters were carefully studied by the Bucci Composites R and D team to ensure product repeatability and quality. The optimisation of the process and the high standard of the technology used have led to considerable cost reductions, while still meeting the production rates demanded by the automotive industry.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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