Forged magnesium and aluminum wheels


SMW Wheels

We’d started in 1996 casting magnesium wheels; and for the past 18 years we mostly specialize in best-in-class forged wheels, including the very lightest forged magnesium wheels. SMW proprietary closed-die net-shape forging process ensures the desired metal flow with directional fiber positioning and with deeper deformation for optimal grain structure. This results in superior metallurgical characteristics and improved mechanical properties.
 
We employ stronger aviation-grade alloys than those commonly used in the industry – in order to optimize the designs to achieve meaningful weight reduction. For aluminium wheels, our improved version of 6151 alloy is almost 10% stronger than a commonly used 6061 alloy.

Manufacturer information

SMW Wheels is the global leader in forged magnesium wheels, including those for Formula One and MotoGP, as well as best in class forged aluminum wheels for supercars and tuning enthusiasts. SMW proprietary alloy is the improved version of the 6151 alloy, which is almost 10% stronger than a standard commonly used 6061 alloy.

 

During its almost 20 years of experience collaborating with highly demanding motorsports professionals, SMW team has also accumulated extensive expertise in development and production of runflat wheels deployed in conjunction with proprietary reinforced runflat inserts. SMW runflat technology exceeds the standards of the Finabel protocol, possessing superior performance characteristics in sustaining ballistic attacks.