RONAL GROUP Presents One-Piece 3D-Printed Alloy Wheel


The RONAL GROUP will present a world first at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt: Its tested one-piece, light alloy “SLM Concept Wheel” produced by means of additive manufacturing. This concept wheel was developed and implemented by RONAL TECHNOLOGIE GmbH, the RONAL GROUP’s innovation center located in Forst, Germany.

New Innovation from RONAL

The 3D-printed one-piece wheel made of light alloy (AlSi10) weighs around 5 kg and features a wheel load of 515 kg. Measuring 7x13 inches, it’s the perfect fit for the 1970s Ford Capri that the RONAL GROUP will showcase at its stand.

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