Aluminium wheel machining

Turning and drilling aluminium wheels

The machining of aluminium wheels requires high cutting speeds and extremely hard cutting materials. Robust tools are needed to withstand the enormous centrifugal forces that arise at high speeds. 
We have decades of knowledge and experience in this segment and have consistently expanded and optimized our range of tools and indexable inserts. We are now full-service providers: We are able to offer the optimal tool for every process involved in the production of aluminium wheels – from machining the internal and external profiles through to the valve and screw hole bores. Today, our tools are used to machine around 50 percent of all aluminium wheels found on cars, motorbikes, HGVs and even aeroplanes.

1. OvalFlex

Turning for internal and mounting surface machining

  • A modular tool system tailor-made for complete machining of aluminium wheels
  • Maximum stability thanks to backlash-free interface, oval and conical design and sturdy X32 insert
  • Reduced stock requirements due to large standard range
  • Excellent repeatability during tool head changeover

2. Shank tool system

Turning the external profile

  • Excellent surface quality and process security
  • Identical positioning thanks to standardization
  • Optimum designs thanks to FEM calculations

3. HubStar

Hub machining

  • Excellent time savings (up to 50% per wheel)
  • Maximum stability thanks to oval and conical design
  • Reduced stock requirements (no need for complex special-purpose tools)
  • Maximum application reliability and efficiency

4. KUB Pentron

Hub machining

  • Available from Ø 14.00 mm to Ø 65.00 mm
  • 20 % higher cutting and feed rates than the indexable insert drills already on the market
  • Wide range of indexable inserts available
  • Four usable cutting edges made from the best substrates with customised coatings
  • Wide range of shank variants (ABS, cylindrical, PSC)
  • Surface-treated, wear-resistant base body
  • FEM-optimised chip channels guarantee safe chip removal
  • MMS-compatible
  • Easy handling

5. KUB Trigon

Hub machining

  • Available from Ø 14.00 mm to Ø 44.00 mm
  • Tight drilling tolerances up to IT 8 possible
  • High surface quality achievable
  • Wide range of specialised indexable inserts
  • Wear-resistant, surface-treated base body
  • The cutting edge geometry ensures good centring
  • Also ideal for use on less powerful machines