CEW Develops Maintenance-free Wheels Used in Sports Wheelchairs for Students

CEW has provided durable, lightweight, maintenance-free commercial wheels for wheelchairs for physically handicapped students.The wheelchairs arespecially designed to enable students and support the physical education programs in schools.CEW utilized a method called 'lostcore molding' which has enabled them to manufacture a one-piece hollow spoke wheel.This brilliant solutionis now used to accommodate the needs of mixed, disabled and able-bodied wheelchair basketball players.

Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc., Warsaw, Indiana –

Forward thinking wheel manufacturer, Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc. (CEW) produces X-CORE 6 spoke wheel, a product that is incomparable in performance.This wheel has now been integrated in sports wheelchairs manufactured by VRD Products, Inc.

This wheelchair is designed for mixed, disabled and able-bodied students to be used during physical education programs conducted in schools. It is targeted to provide maneuverability and stability while playing basketball. It has been created keeping students and their high energy levels in mind. VRD Products, Inc. was looking for wheels that would meet the physical demands placed on the wheelchair. CEW offered the solution with the X-CORE 6 spoke wheel.

The X-CORE 6 spoke wheel is 24" X 1" in size and features six spokes. These dimensions ensure superior comfort, stability, and navigation at faster speeds.

This product is the result of CEW's unique manufacturing method known as 'Lostcore Molding'. This injection molding process is exclusive to CEW, where the wheel is manufactured whole. Every part of the wheel - be it the spokes or the rim are part of a single structure. This means no loose parts, no maintenance, very easy clean and above all, no unexpected breakdowns.

The wheels include CEW's AERO-FLEX™ Microcellularpolyurethane tires. These solid non-pneumatic tires are virtually maintenance-free, since they do not need to be filled with air. They also exhibit shock absorbing properties. The wheels feature hook-bead rims that lock the tires in place and keep them from rolling off. Although this method is used to engineer military and aerospace grade products, CEW has applied this method to create its various wheel products.

The material and build are conjointly able to offer the user undeniable comfort and provide superior performance.This material is resilient in nature, performing seamlessly across various terrains, speeds, and weather conditions. The composite material is extremely lightweight, making it easier to navigate. This product has equipped specially-abled people with immense independence.

Thoughtful design, out-of-the-box thinking and scrutiny of the smallest details has resulted in creating CEW's X-CORE 6 spoke wheel, that doesn't roll off, is flat-proof, maintenance-free, durable, acts as a shock absorber, and is lightweight. This is innovation at its best.

About Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc.:

Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc. has been an innovator in the field of manufacturing wheels, since its inception. Their capabilities include creating commercial and industrial wheels using technologically advanced processes like injection molding, polyurethane molding, plastic profile extrusion, blow molding, and lost core molding. Their offering include caster wheels, foam fills, inserts, polyurethane tires among others. All of CEW's products are manufactured in compliance with the standards of theISO 9001:2008 certified quality system. Spread across three locations, CEW's products are available across the USA and worldwide


Carl Saldivar

Customer Service Representative

Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc.

1851 N. Fox Farm Road

P.O. Box 1200

Warsaw, IN 46581-1200

Main Phone: 574-267-4005

Direct Phone: 574-371-4408

Cell Phone: 260-224-5940

Fax: 574-269-9566

Email: carl.saldivar@cewmail.com

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