Grp27: Connecting Rod Pin
Connecting Rod Pin
Material: Hardened Machined Steel
Manufacturing Process: Lathe
Function: Pin connects Piston Bearing to Connecting Rod
Needs to be hammered or pressed out of Piston Assembly
Steel was selected so the pin did not break under the greatest pressure it faced.
The force of the piston is applied to the pin
The estimated magnitude is about 164 lbs.
The material choice does effect the manufacturing process because it takes longer to work and produce components of harder metals.
Since its circular the only real way this component effects the process is by just making the lathe a heavily favorable tool to use in order to make this piece.
Lathing was chosen because it was the easiest most effective way to produce the component.
The component is functional. It is not seen when the whole system is assembled.
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 a simple pin that connects two components together.