Forged vs Cast Knuckles: Why the Difference?

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In summary, forged knuckles are made by shaping heated metal under high pressure while cast knuckles are made by pouring molten metal into a mold. Forged knuckles are generally considered to be stronger due to their uniform and dense grain structure. Aside from strength, the two types of knuckles may also differ in cost, production time, and appearance. The decision to use forged or cast knuckles depends on factors such as intended use, type of metal, and production constraints. While forged knuckles are stronger, cast knuckles may offer advantages in terms of cost, production time, and design options. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on the specific needs of the application.
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knuckle in McPherson strut is casting & in double wishbone is foring?
why?
 
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A casting is cheap and able to withstand compression, but less able to withstand tension.
A forging has a greater tensile strength due to grain alignment flow during the forging process.
 
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Related to Forged vs Cast Knuckles: Why the Difference?

1. What is the difference between forged and cast knuckles?

Forged knuckles are made by heating a solid block of metal and then shaping it under high pressure, while cast knuckles are made by pouring molten metal into a mold and allowing it to cool and solidify.

2. Which type of knuckles is stronger?

Forged knuckles are generally considered to be stronger than cast knuckles. This is because the forging process creates a more uniform and dense grain structure in the metal, making it less prone to cracking or breaking under stress.

3. Are there any other differences between forged and cast knuckles?

Aside from strength, forged and cast knuckles may also differ in terms of cost, production time, and appearance. Forged knuckles are typically more expensive and take longer to produce, but they may have a smoother and more polished finish compared to cast knuckles.

4. What factors determine whether a manufacturer chooses to use forged or cast knuckles?

The decision to use forged or cast knuckles depends on various factors such as the intended use of the knuckles, the type of metal being used, and the cost and time constraints of the production process. Forged knuckles may be preferred for heavy-duty applications, while cast knuckles may be suitable for lighter or lower stress applications.

5. Are there any advantages to using cast knuckles over forged knuckles?

While forged knuckles are generally stronger, cast knuckles may offer advantages in terms of cost and production time. They may also be more suitable for intricate or complex designs that are difficult to achieve with the forging process. Ultimately, the choice between forged and cast knuckles depends on the specific needs and requirements of the application.

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