Testing was extensive on the new CFF wheels, and the wheels passed SAE/DOT lifecycle testing by three to five times the standard requirements.
“Ultrium™ is the ideal material for Vision’s new Carbon Fiber Forged wheels,” explained Kevin Cahill, director of composite technology for IDI Composites. “Ultrium™ is extremely lightweight and durable, with a beautiful appearance that has the ability to withstand extreme loads experienced on high performance vehicles. This material ensures that these wheels will not only perform well, but the moldability of thermoset composites allows for cost optimized and innovative design options.”
“Our 3i Composites Technology Center is truly an asset that helps make projects like these possible.” said Tom Flood, vice president and general manager of IDI Composites International. “The 3i Technology Center’s testing capabilities and dedicated team of composite chemists and engineers allows IDI to drive innovation and push the performance boundaries of composites beyond the value limitations of conventional materials.”