Aluminium Connecting Rods For Car Engines

Aluminium Connecting Rods For Car Engines

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Within the framework of a research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Leiber Group GmbH & Co KG and the University of Stuttgart, Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK) have developed an aluminium connecting rod for a 1.8 l four-cylinder engine. The material-compliant component design made it possible to approximately halve the mass of the new aluminiumconnecting rod compared to the previous steel version. In a four-cylinder engine, this amounts to a total weight saving of about 1 kg.

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