Vehicle Differential

1960s Ford Differential

Geared device between the driven wheels to allow varying rotational speeds of the wheels around corners. We see differentials in everything from the Chinese cart that has an arrow that always points south, in steam traction engines through to complex electromechanical differentials in formula one racing cars. My particular interest in the mechanical differential is … Read more

Mechanical Shock Absorber

CAD of a shock absorber and over type spring

The mechanical shock absorber is a mechanical device designed to smooth out or dampen a sudden shock impulse and dissipate kinetic energy. The shock absorber turns kinetic energy into thermal energy within the working fluids of system. The shock absorber consists of a piston attached to the end of a rod that works within a … Read more