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A Design Study in High-Strength Steel Castings

Intermediate Lever Arm in the 
BMW Engine Valve Train

Design Study Outline
-- Introduction
-- Designing for Performance

Alloy Selection
-- Designing for Castability
        Molding & Casting Processes
        Gating Design
        Mold Configuration

Finishing and Quality Assurance
-- Lessons Learned and Summary

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

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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Last Modified:October, 2003 by STG

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