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A Design Study in Aluminum Die Casting

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Heat Sink Blocks for Tank Tracks 

U.S. Army Tank

Introduction to the Heat Sink Block

Die Casting Design Issues  
Alloy Selection   
Design for Performance and Manufacturability
Die Design -- Gates and Overflows
Die Materials and Tool Life

Finishing and QA

Lessons Learned and Summary

Acknowledgment   --
The Die Casting design studies are sponsored by the North American Die Casting Association. 
Project funding was provided by the American Metalcasting Consortium Project, which is sponsored by the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and the Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

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