Driveshaft Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Driving and Couplings

    Driveshaft Everyday many people ride in a vehicle, whether driving to work, school or grocery shopping. With the dependence on an automobile you must take into account all of the pieces that make this form of travel possible. Shaft couplings are a small part of an automobile that make the journey accessible for everyone. Without coupling manufacturers, shaft couplings could not be distributed rendering a vehicle useless and unable to propel it forward or backward. Being born and raised near Detroit, Michigan my father was a mechanic for many years....

  • The Movement of a Paper Mill

    Driveshaft As a full-time student for 18 years, which I then followed up with trying my hand at writing fiction, paper has always factored hugely in my existence. My favorite smell in the world is that of a library, where pages upon pages of paper are ageing with that delightful worn and read scent, impacted by the many fingers that have flipped through them. Even with the coming of the Kindle, I have held onto my allegiance with paper products, which has also ignited an interest in paper mills and...

  • The Strong Arm Driveshaft

    Driveshaft It is automatically assumed that any industrial product made of steel is going to be strong, whatever context it is used in. However, some steel products are more impressive then others, particularly when their strength is utilized in such a common consumer item that is also vital for the survival of most industrial companies. Vehicles are owned by most Americans as well as utilized by nearly every industry, and so the strong arm of a vehicle is the strong arm of our nation. A driveshaft is a steadfast connector...

  • Drive Shaft Options

    A driveshaft may be a steel shaft used to transmit power from the transmission to the wheels in the form of torque on a vehicle by industrial terms, but to me that word will always describe the band from the television series LOST. While this band is one of my favorite in the world of fictional bands, industrial drive shafts are a little more relevant to the every day person. This especially applies to anyone who drives a car regularly, which is most of us. Used in automobiles, two drive...

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Driveshafts

A driveshaft is a steel shaft that transmits power in the form of torque from the transmission to the wheels on a vehicle. In an automobile, two driveshafts must be connected by a shaft coupling before power can be transmitted. Shaft couplings provide secure connections between shafts, wheels, and rotary equipment. In addition, flexible shaft couplings are used to prevent misalignment, which can be caused by an unbalanced or bent shaft.

Driveshafts range in length and diameter and consist of a shaft with an assembly on either end. They are most commonly used in automobiles to transfer the power from the transmission to the wheels either through a differential or directly to the wheels, depending on whether the car is front wheel drive, all wheel drive, or rear wheel drive. In a four wheel drive vehicle, two piece driveshafts are often used and are connected with a universal joint. Driveshafts are also used in motorcycles as an alternative to chain and belt drives; their function in motorized boats is to connect the transmission inside the vessel directly to the propeller. Driveshafts are also often components in semi-trucks, oil rigs, sewage treatment facilities, windmills, irrigation systems, paper mills, tractors, and other industrial and agricultural heavy machinery.

Driveshafts are usually hollow but large in diameter so that they are strong enough to bear torsion and shear stress, while avoiding too much additional weight. Typically, high carbon steel is used in the manufacturing of driveshafts, although this material is very heavy. Aluminum and steel alloys are being experimented with because they are a strong and lightweight alternative. New advancements in composite technology are developing alternatives to driveshaft materials. The most common polymer matrix composites are fiberglass, carbon fiber, and carbon fiberglass hybrids. Composites are preferable over steel because they can operate at higher rotations per minute than steel of the same dimensions. However, the strengths of some composites are weaker than steel, and therefore more research is needed to make composite drive shafts widely available. The most common construction methods for these important devices are similar to bellow couplings and include electroforming, chemical deposition, mechanical forming and welding.  Electroformed drive shafts are made by adding layers of metal on a mandrel until the desired thickness is reached and the mandrel is melted away to leave behind the shaft. Chemical deposition is a similar method except that the materials are added by electrodeposition. Mechanical forming includes roll-forming or extrusion. Welded drive shafts are made by welding a series of rings or washers on both the inside and outside until smooth and seamless.

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