The steering knuckle is one of the components that make up the automotive steering system. It contains wheel hubs (or spindles) and attaches to the suspension and steering components of a vehicle to transfer the movements of a steering wheel to the front wheels. Critical to front suspension safety and stability, the component requires quality surface finishes, precision radii, and perfectly machined flatness.
Traditionally the steering knuckle is made of ductile cast iron or forged steel; however, due to recent tendency towards lightweight, more cars are supplied with aluminum knuckles.
Steering knuckles come in all shapes and sizes. With an extensive catalog of products, as well as ability to provide customized tools for drilling, reaming, and slot milling applications, Tungaloy provides optimal solutions for all the requirements.
Steering knuckles are usually manufactured in one or two setups on machining centers; therefore, tool suppliers often need to supply custom tools that combine multiple operations in order to improve cycle time, as well as to save limited number of tool positions available in the tool magazine.
Tungaloy is able to provide a range of customized tool solutions for slot milling, boring, drilling, and reaming applications: