High Pressure Die Casting Optimization of a Connecting Rod
A multi-objective engineering simulation study of the connecting rods manufacturing process
Connecting rods connect the pistons to the crank shaft in automotive engines and are vital components of the engine. Connecting rods are traditionally produced in ferrous metals by forging or die casting.
The Abor foundry, long time suppliers of connecting rods to the automotive industry, engaged EnginSoft to carry out a multi-objective engineering simulation study of the connecting rods manufacturing process in aluminum (EN AB46100 or AlSi11Cu2(Fe)) using the high pressure die casting method of production.
The study results were implemented to produce a lower cost connecting rod that maintains the same high-quality standards required by their customer.