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ATTN engineers (not directly SVO related)
I know that a couple of you guys out there are engineers and
hoped that you could maybe answer a few questions for me. This isn't
derectly SVO/tech related, and I apologize for that.
The motorsport catalog lists the HD alum driveshaft as "...3.5 inch
diameter, 0.114" wall thickness, 6061-RT62 aluminum seamless drawn tube."
Is the '6061-RT62' portion of the description the numerical
description of the alloy (just as T304 is a type of stainless steel)?
Does anybody know the composition of this alloy? What would be another
material suitable for a driveshaft other than steel (must be lighter and
stronger)? Any acceptable composites? Costs?
The motorsport driveshaft is drawn. What is the typical
manufacturing process for a steel piece? Rolled and welded/fused, extrusion?
Thanks in advance,