- Component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms
- In an engine, its purpose is to transfer force from expanding gas in the cylinder to the crankshaft via a piston rod and/or connecting rod
- In a pump, the function is reversed and force is transferred from the crankshaft to the piston for the purpose of compressing or ejecting the fluid in the cylinder
Wiseco leads the performance aftermarket by producing the highest quality pistons for domestic automobiles, powersports, sport compact and racing applications right here in the USA. Wiseco is unique because they forge all of their own pistons in house, and produce all of their own forge tooling right here in the USA.