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Full carbon fibre rim for cars

Take a minimal design that merges elegance and sports performance and add innovation and thirty years’ experience of Bucci Composites, leader in the design, development and manufacturing of structural and aesthetic components in composite materials for the automotive, aerospace, industrial and marine sectors.

This is the winning recipe that has led to the completion of a 22” full carbon wheel rim with features unlike any currently found on the market.

After years of development, in conjunction with a prestigious world-class OEM, the Bucci Composites wheel has completed the rigorous TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverein/Technical Inspection Association) test procedure with flying colours, taking the product one step closer to its imminent market launch.

To date, no carbon fibre wheel rim manufacturer had ever managed to complete the program of the renowned German testing organisation, enabling Bucci Composites to set a new world record.

With safety guaranteed, the Made in Italy wheel sets the benchmark in the carbon fibre rim market.

Not only are the rim’s technical features outstanding, it also offers an unprecedented driving experience.

To verify this, in the final test stage, the wheel was put through its paces on one of the most famous tracks in the world, the Nürburgring.

Compared to the equivalent forged aluminium wheel this full composite wheel achieved 6kg weight saving per corner. This appreciably improved steering agility through the significantly reduced rotational inertia and enabled unparalleled suspension tuning setup with less unsprung mass.
Onboard comfort was also greatly improved, thanks to reduced rim deflection when going round bends and tyre wear was correspondingly reduced.

One of the main innovations of the wheel is its manufacturing process, which applies innovative concepts (covered by patents) together with high-pressure resin transfer moulding (HP-RTM) technology.

The production materials and parameters were carefully studied by the R&D team to ensure product repeatability and quality.

The optimisation of the process and the high standard of the technology used have led to considerable cost reductions, while still meeting the production rates demanded by the automotive industry.

The rim made in Faenza, which will be short launched on the market, proposes to define a new standard for the carbon fiber rims market.
Bucci Composites S.p.A., uses cutting-edge production technologies to manufacture parts in composite materials, is based in Faenza in the famous Motor Valley, covers an area of 22,000 m2 with two production sites and around 250 employees.

Companies: Bucci Composites

Industries: Automotive and Road Transportation

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