Manufacturing Process: Heated liquid steel is poured into a threaded mold and cooled to form a steel nut.
Function: Hold the covers on the pistons.
Steel was selected for the nuts because steel nuts are very strong and harder to strip than other materials.
There is a thread force when the nuts are screwed on as well as the force of gravity.
The material choice does not affect the manufacturing process because nut manufacturers generally work with steel.
The shape does not affect the manufacturing process because the nut is a very standard item to make.
The cast steel manufacturing process was chosen for the nuts because it is a very efficient and standard way to produce strong and durable nuts.
The nuts are hexagonal to fit wrenches.
This component is purely functional and is not even seen after initial assembly until repairs are made to the compressor.
I believe the cast steel manufacturing process was chosen because it’s the most efficient way to produce nuts.
This component is not very complex although it does have a threaded inside.