Steering knuckle

Maximum strengths coupled with very high ductility render forged aluminum the ideal material for safety-relevant parts which also need to be light – a perfect combination for unsprung masses on the front axle. Hirschvogel develops and forges weight-optimized steering knuckles, both in Germany and in China. Upon customer request, the parts are machined ready for assembly on state-of-the-art machining centers. To verify the properties in operation as well as to ensure consistently high serial quality, Hirschvogel carries out quasistatic and dynamic one-dimensional fatigue tests.

 

Technical specifications

Application Area Chassis, steering knuckle
Material Aluminum
Porduction process Hot forged, machined ready for assembly
Characteristics Lightweight design in large series production, design responsibility at Hirschvogel, developed in a simultaneous engineering process