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A Design Study in Lost Foam Aluminum Casting

Aluminum Cylinder Block for 
General Motors Truck/SUV Engines

Chevy Trailblazer

Design Study Outline
-- Introduction
-- Designing for Performance

Alloy Selection
-- Lost Foam Casting
        Pattern Design 
        Pattern Production
        Metal Casting

Finishing and Quality Assurance
-- Lessons Learned and Summary

Start the Design Study !


Key Words = metal casting, aluminum, lost foam, expendable pattern casting, cylinder block

Acknowledgment   --
The metalcasting design studies are a joint effort of the 
American Foundry Society  and the Steel Founders' Society of America. 

Project funding was provided by the American Metalcasting Consortium Project, which is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, Attn: DLSC-T, Ft. Belvoir, VA, 22060-6221

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