Engine Blocks and their Components in
ALUMINUM DIE CASTING 600044
WITH IMPROVED production techniques, aluminum die castings have become more and more attractive to automotive engineers — to the point that the author expects mass production of die cast water-cooled engine blocks soon.
Conversion into aluminum die castings presents three major problems: (1) elimination of undercuts, (2) solution for a wear-resistant cylinder bore, and (3) solution for the expansion problem of crankshaft bearings. This paper discusses several possible solutions.*