Grp27: C Clip
Manufacturing Process: Stamped and heat treated.
Function: Clips onto groove at the end of crankshaft. Prevents the crankshaft from slipping out of place,
Inner diameter is .746 inches. Outer diameter is .895 inches.
Steel was selected to make this component because it is very hard and strong. Its elastic strength is good as well, and is does not fatigue easy.
Forces acting on the clip are equal to the forces the clip exerts on the shaft.
Magnitude is estimated at 1lb.
The material choice does effect the process. Different types of metals might take different types of processes.
Each manufacturing process was chosen for this component because it was the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to do it at high volumes of product.
The bearing has a particular shape to wrap around the shaft and hold it in place so it doesn’t slide out of the aluminum shell.
On a scale from 1-5, 1 being the simple like a ball, and 5 being complex like a engine, this component is a 1. This component is simple.