Grp27: Copper Washer
Manufacturing Process: Stamped out of a sheet of copper.
Function: Helps prevent wear and leaks in the pistons.
Goes on top of the ceramic cover of the piston, and a nut goes on top of that the washer. Has an outer diameter of .477 inches, and an inner diameter of .33 inches.
Copper was used because if its flexibility and ease process.
Magnitude is estimate at 10 lbs.
The material choice does effect the process. Using soft metals like cooper, tools don’t get worn out as easy.
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 component is functional. It really cant be cosmetic cause you don’t see it when it is at work.
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 is a very simple component.