Bulk processing of metals- Explain how ‘metal casting’affects a material’s properties such as grain structure and strength

Bulk processing of metals

Answer the following questions:

  1. Explain how ‘metal casting’ affects a material’s properties such as grain structure and strength.                                                                                                                                                

(500 words)

  • Discuss the suitability of sand casting as a process to manufacture:
  1. Engine blocks
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(500 words)

  • Outline the process used to manufacture aluminium tin foil, and describe how it alters the mechanical properties of the aluminium metal.

(500 words)

You must answer all the questions, and you must adhere to the word count.

You need to state the word count at the end of each question. References, tables and image captions do not contribute to the word count.

Submission is via Canvas and Turnitin.

To gain high marks you need to go beyond the scope of the information provided in the lecture slides.

Make sure that you use standard Harvard referencing in your answers when referring to text books, journal papers etc. Websites such as Wikipedia and Google are not suitable sources of information!