Friday’s tools: machining pistons

A piston is a metal roller that moves back and forth inside its cylinder.

Pistons are the main component in internal combustion engines converting linear movement to circular movement via connecting rod and crankshaft mechanism and may be found in almost every vehicle including private cars, trucks, ships and more.

Pistons are usually manufactured from aluminum for vehicle with internal combustion engines powered by petrol or from steel for vehicle with internal combustion engines powered by diesel.

Following the degrees of environmental awareness around the globe an effort to reduce air pollution, engine manufacturers are having to develop a product that comply with a growing number of pollution directives.

Diesel engines, in particular, have become a major focus of interest for automotive manufacturers due to their lower fuel consumption and more efficient engine news.

Piston manufacturers have designed pistons that are extremely complicated to manufacture and require special tools insert with dedicated chip breakers coding processes and technologies.

Iscar specializes in the design and development of metal cutting solutions and aims to provide technological solutions for machining pistons. Iscar’s R&D and marketing teams have developed special tools to answer the challenges by today’s piston manufacturing requirements.

Utilizing insert with profiles for multiple applications reduces the number of tools required and optimized machining solutions for pistons.