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      11-16-2018, 11:42 AM   #89
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get ready to pay HUBLOT prices for these wheel lol
More like RM prices!
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Cars & Coffee in Rancho Santa Fe is featuring McLaren this Saturday. Might be a good place to show off those 3D wheels!
or maybe on the X5M...
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      11-16-2018, 01:17 PM   #91
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I mean, they're completely hideous, but technology is cool and stuff.
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Looks like a work of art as a stand alone, but it doesn't really match the McLaren in my opinion.

I see a lot of people asking about the weight of the wheel. My guess would be if anything, this wheel is slightly lighter than a comparable aluminum wheel. It looks like there's a decent amount of titanium being used for the face of the wheel, and Titanium is heavier than aluminum. But the rim of the wheel looks to be made almost entirely of carbon fiber so I guess that'd offset the heavier weight of Ti vs Al.
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Looks wild and is definitely a great proof of concept but looks like a nightmare to clean.

Also, i'm with the group that thinks the design doesn't flow well with the lines of the mclaren, it would look more natural on a car with sharper lines.
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      11-16-2018, 07:33 PM   #94
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I guess the 666 is not so bad after all
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The intricate design is surreal. Well done
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Looks like a work of art as a stand alone, but it doesn't really match the McLaren in my opinion.
This for sure. Great tire, but needs one of those "angles" cars to go on, not a swoopy


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Now that it's common to build your own Swiss watch (e.g. www.121time.com, or if you've got a spare $15K https://www.ochsundjunior.swiss/) I wonder if we'll get to the stage with 3D where you'd be able to build a bespoke wheel? Perhaps using a set of options for the rim, spokes, centre, colours, finish etc?
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I guess the 666 is not so bad after all
Apologies OP~ 🙏🏼 as is

Wheels are usually trending slightly along its path ...bbs y spoke or mesh variants etc.

But..then, is the split spoke dead ?

Cleaning concerns again I suggest proper
- pressure washer and regular
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This process produces less waste vs forging? I am all for making 3D printed anything if it also brings environmental benefits. Very interesting concept!
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I don't get the point of everyone worrying about cleaning the wheels.

Besides being a concept, those wheels will be on a car wit Carbon Ceramics and there is no brake dust. At all.

The only delicate part I can see is the coating of the CF barrel, otherwise just power wash and air dry

In regards to the practicality, HRE obviously choose a design that shows off a structure that can't be machined. One of the cool benefits of printing...
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This process produces less waste vs forging? I am all for making 3D printed anything if it also brings environmental benefits. Very interesting concept!
Forging is a bit of a misnomer, lots of material has to be removed from the wheels by CNC mill after forging I'm sure. Lots of products start with a big block of aluminum and then end up as a small part when all of the material is removed. It's very wasteful.
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But that gets collected, melted again into a new piece.

What happened to actually forging a wheel’s face? Like BBS RS centers.

These are forged with a gigantic press directly into its final shape/design, not cut out of forged piece of alu.
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I love when people say "good luck cleaning those". People who buy these wheels have dedicated wheel cleaners on the payroll.
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Forged steel wheels would be awesome!

But seriously, downloading and printing your own wheels from Bucky the 14 year old from Bakersfield sounds great and all, but I think I'll continue to trust engineers and companies with insurance and warranties when it comes to wheels.

I'm a bicyclist and have seen a number of catastrophically failed carbon parts from "the same plant that the big guys use" to trust whackadoodle design.
bucky or keith, he is just feeding the specs into a 3d printer at the end of the day. And your carbon argument is apples to oranges, you have to hand make carbon parts...
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Forged steel wheels would be awesome!

But seriously, downloading and printing your own wheels from Bucky the 14 year old from Bakersfield sounds great and all, but I think I'll continue to trust engineers and companies with insurance and warranties when it comes to wheels.

I'm a bicyclist and have seen a number of catastrophically failed carbon parts from "the same plant that the big guys use" to trust whackadoodle design.
bucky or keith, he is just feeding the specs into a 3d printer at the end of the day.
But the specs from one are actually scrutinized by engineers and Bucky's are just eyeballed.
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I love when people say "good luck cleaning those". People who buy these wheels have dedicated wheel cleaners on the payroll.
You have to touch a wheel once in a while to properly maintain it.

A majority of those harsh cleaners are really bad for the finish of wheels and brakes.
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I guess the 666 is not so bad after all
Apologies OP~ 🙏🏼 as is

Wheels are usually trending slightly along its path ...bbs y spoke or mesh variants etc.

But..then, is the split spoke dead ?

Cleaning concerns again I suggest proper
- pressure washer and regular
' maintenance '
I'll take the split-spoke any day.
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Cool tech, thanks for posting.
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