AME TM-02 18×9 +15 5×114.3
The AME (Auto Mobile Engineering) wheel brand is developed by Kyoho and manufactured by Enkei in Japan. AME is considered to be Japan’s premier, major luxury wheel brand and is actively involved within the ultra competitive, enthusiast markets.
RIM-ROLLED FORGED TECHNOLOGY
Enkei developed a new manufacturing process to produce the next aluminum wheel generation. The Most Advanced Technology (M.A.T) combines one-piece cast wheel technology with a rim forming technology called spinning process. Using this new technology of casting and rim forming by M.A.T process, is critical to improve drastically the material property and strength of the wheels. Rim-Rolled technology shapes the rim to improve material elongation withoutsacrificing the wheels hardness.
MAT MICRO STRUCTUREThe M.A.T process, has a drastic impact on the micro structure of aluminum and result In outstanding improvement of the mechanical property of the material. The process of spinning the rim allows Metal Flow in the rim part, which resemble the property obtained from forging process. The control of the metal flow in the rim section result in finer molecular structure without sacrificing the wheels strength and rigidity.
Following the high performance trend every year, tires and wheels are getting larger year after year. In order to reduce weight under a vehicle’s suspension, it is important to reduce the wheel weight. The M.A.T process improves the mechanical property of the rim section by shaving the rim’s thickness and therefore reducing wheel weight.