Grp27: Front Fluid Screw

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Front Fluid Screw

Material: Steel

Quantity: 1

Manufacturing Process: Threaded by a screw machine. Top made by a mill, or lathe.

Function: Screws into the front plate of the compressor to prevent fluid from coming out.


Length of part is .759 inches. Has 6 threads per 3/8 inches.

Steel was selected because of its strength.

Force between threads of screw and screw hole, are applied as the screw is tightened down.

Magnitude is estimated at 1 lb.

The material choice does effect the process. Different types of metals are easier to machine than steel.

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 simple component.