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Need an idea of what type of steel would be used for lower control arm

Ashman2k2 (Mechanical) (OP)
16 May 10 21:29
I'm looking for a close match for what type of steel such as AISI rating, would be used for this nissan z32 lower control arm as pictured.  All I know is the thickness is about 3mm.
Also any links to lower control arm design would be nice.
CoryPad (Materials)
17 May 10 17:41
It could be a high-strength low-alloy steel (HSLA) or maybe a dual phase steel.  Probably with a tensile strength of around 500 MPa.  You can find SAE standards that cover these steels.
JayMaechtlen (Industrial)
27 May 10 23:55
but, unless you're stamping a replacement, why would you care? Are you trying to determine strength so you can fab a stronger replacement?

Jay Maechtlen
http://www.laserpubs.com/techcomm

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