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Connecting Rods

Metaldyne offers the latest technology in connecting rods, supplying finished, machined and assembled fracture-split powder metal connecting rods. This eliminates significant investment costs for the OEM while delivering a lighter, stronger, superior quality forging. Metaldyne provides powder metal connecting rods for more programs worldwide than any other supplier. 

  • Gasoline and diesel engine applications available
  • Beam geometry designed to maximize stiffness and bending ratio, optimizing strength-to-weight ratio
  • Reduced reciprocating and rotating mass, improving engine fuel efficiency
  • Net shape forming improves material utilization by 40% vs. conventional forged steel
  • Up to 4:1 increase in machining tool life