Ford Develops 3D-Printed Locking Wheel Nuts to Thwart Thieves

Ford Develops 3D-Printed Locking Wheel Nuts to Thwart Thieves

As car security systems become increasingly more sophisticated, thieves are targeting car parts instead, including alloy wheels. One method to deter wheel thieves is to use locking wheel nuts, one on each wheel, which require a special adapter, or key, to loosen. But even these are vulnerable, leading Ford engineers to harness 3D printing technology to develop next-generation locking wheel nuts.

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