DEVELOPMENT OF POWDER-FORGED CONNECTING RODS

In comparison with conventional hot forging process, powder forging process has much advantage such as good dimensional accuracy, minimum scattering of weight, etc. In spite of much advantage, the powder forged parts have not been mass-produced except for relatively simple shape parts because of technical and economic problems such as low productivity. Solving these problems, powder forging process was applied to connecting rods which required fatigue strength and minimum scattering of weight, and which were complex in shape. As a result, for the first time in the world, mass-production of powder forged connecting rods was carried out, and its properties are as follows; (1) Sufficient fatigue strength; (2) Minimum scattering of weight; and (3) Good dimensional accuracy.

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    • Passenger Car Meeting Dearborn, Michigan, October 1-4, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Imahashi, K
    • Tsumuki, C
    • Nagare, I
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00395762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 841221, HS-038 286
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM