Differential carrier: series and lightweighting proposal

Ball joints are the outer joints of the constant-velocity shaft and enable a high bending angle during homokinetic torque transmission. Conventionally, the torque is transmitted via splines into the wheel hub. When using a Rzeppa with Hirth teeth, the cold forged face gear assumes this function. Thanks to strain hardening, the Hirth teeth do not require hardening, thereby reducing production costs, lowering system weight and shortening the assembly path. If these gears were to be produced by means of machining, the whole process would be considerably more costly.

 

Technical specifications

Application Area Differential gear, powertrain
Material Thermoplastic material
Porduction process Lighweight design demonstrator produced as a rapid prototyping part
Characteristics Forged part replaces cast differential housing