Engine block for Rover car, 1996.

Engine block for Rover car, c 1996.
When a given object is to be made in large numbers by casting, a permanent metal mould is used.The rapid cooling obtained in such a mould gives a fine-grained structure and a mechanically strong casting with a good surface finish. Pressure die casting, where molten metal is forced under pressure into a permanent die, enables castings to be made rapidly by automatic methods.This is applied particularly to aluminium alloys.
 
Currently on display in:
Challenge of Materials
Year made :
1996
Inventory number :
1997-180