Grp27: Connecting Bolt
Manufacturing Process: Part was milled, drilled, and threaded.
Function: Connects the ending rod ,and the middle rod together.
Screws into the ending rod, but just is pushed into place with the middle rod. Plastic/Brass nut on the middle rod comes over on to the connecting bolt to keep the two rods together.
Brass was used for its appeal, ease to work with, and its cost compared to hard metals.
Force of flow is applied throught the connector
Magnitude is estimated at 5000 psi.
The material choice does effect the process. Different types of metals are easier to machine.
The shape does effect the manufacturing process. If this was to be smooth then it would have to be run a lathe as well.
Each manufacturing processs was chosen for this compnent because it was the easiest, fastest, and chaeapest way to do it at high volumes of product.
The bolt has a particular shape to not be in the way, and still do its job.
The compnent is both. It works to connect the two rods, but its color makes it flashy to the eye.
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.