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Author: Dr Anil K Srivastava PhD, Michael A Kinney



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Published Date: 2004-06-14

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This paper investigates the tapping into lost-foam AA-319 and AA-A356 T6 aluminum castings, which are extensively used in automotive industries to cast engine blocks and cylinder heads. The microstructures of both lost-foam-cast materials have been characterized and their effects on tapping (machinability) are explained. Coated and uncoated high-speed steel (HSS) and carbide cut and form taps (M8 and M10), have been used for the investigations. The results indicate that carbide form taps provide superior performance in comparison to cut taps. Authors: Anil K. Srivastava (TechSolve, Inc., Cincinnati, OH), Michael E. Finn (TechSolve, Inc., Cincinnati, OH), Michael A. Kinney (General Motors Powertrain, Flint, MI).


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