Connecting rods are a major mechanical component inside internal combustion engines, and connect the piston to the crankshaft, thus converting motion from the piston to the crankshaft, and finally, to the transmission. We choose different materials and production methods for connection rod forging, though in most cases, the rod is made of carbon steel. Other production methods include investment casting, drop falling, or powder metallurgy processes.
Investment casting is a manufacturing process in which the liquid steel is poured into the mold for product processing. This is especially useful for engines with a low production power, and require forged connecting rods that are used in engines that run on diesel fuel. However, because the casting process in this instance is relatively new and may cause problems down the line, steel forging is a more reliable choice for a highly efficient operation.
Solutions: Forged automotive, motorcycle components
Material: Carbon steel