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Automotive Knuckle in car

  1. Mar 26, 2014 #1
    knuckle in McPherson strut is casting & in double wishbone is foring?
    why?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2014 #2

    Baluncore

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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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