Grp27: Piston Connecting Rod

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Piston Connecting Rod

Material: Machined Steel

Quantity: 3

Manufacturing Process: Pin side was milled flat. The rest was turned on a lathe, and the end was threaded by a lathe as well.

Function: Main Body of Piston, Connects to the bearing, and moves up and down in cylinders to create pressurized water.


Gasket on threaded end of piston helps to keep on ceramic casing that surrounds left side of piston in picture. Nut goes on threaded end to prevent ceramic casing from falling off.

Steel was selected because of its strength.

Force of piston in cylinder is applied

Magnitude is estimated at 164 lbs.

Material choice does effect manufacturing process because for steel it takes longer and costs more to deal with harder metals.

Shape effects as well because it is not just one uniform shape, therefor more manufacturing has to be done on it, and more time is spent on it.

This component is functional.

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 rod that applies, and has forces applied to it so it can deliver them to the crankshaft, and give forces from the crankshaft. Connectingrodbody.jpg