Need some die casting design tips? Look no further than a new CD-ROM just released by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA). Now in its second version, this multi-media guide includes information on alloy composition and properties, casting tolerances, die design, and casting processes. And just in case you missed the 21st international Die Casting Congress and Exposition in 2002, the full set of papers is available for $80. For ordering information, visit the NADCA at www.diecasting.org/publications.
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
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