Exiting the Heat Treat Furnace at Alfe Heat Treat, Defiance, OH
shake-out, cutting, and cleaning, the aluminum engine block is
A356 aluminum alloy requires a three step heat-treatment (T6 =
solution-heat-treat, quench, and artificial aging) to develop the
controlled microstructure which gives the alloy its high
mechanical strength and ductility.
treatment is done at Alfe Heat Treat, Defiance, OH.
heat-treatment the cylinder block is premachined and
internal coolant and oil passages are leak tested to assure