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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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Other challenges remain in the diecasting of engine blocks with increased specific power, among them a need for greater strength in the bulkhead/bearing cap area.
Under the agreement Hakkinen Engineering Works would concentrate its engine block manufacturing in Turku and has acquired the factory hall that was previously part of the Wartsila Turku Factory.
Since then KS Aluminum-Technologie AG, a division of Kolbenschmidt-Pierburg, has been a supplier of aluminum engine blocks in V arrangement, namely those made from the hypereutectic aluminum-silicon alloy ALUSIL.
In the case of the Dodge engine blocks, the cam tunnel was 22" long.
But results achieved by newer eddy separators on car shredder fines show that the metals content can be as high as 10 to 25 percent, mainly made up of small pieces of aluminium coming from engine blocks that have been shattered apart during the shredding process.
They have enabled the production of engine blocks that weigh about 66% less than their cast iron counterparts.
To illustrate the point, consider an engine block that is used in two distinct applications, Szuba said.
We're able to manufacture and ship engine blocks on a just-in-time basis, and adjust our output to their requirements.
The Xcel UHA is designed as a high throughput, high accuracy CMM that can measure complex parts such as engine blocks and heads at 60+ ppm.
In the long run, she suggests, such work might help materials scientists to literally grow minerals and ceramics into lenses, engine blocks or components with specific magnetic, electrical or optical properties.
The demonstration of this engine will complete years of development work and will allow the sale of systems worldwide without concerns about having to ever replace the engine blocks.
Today, for example, two engine blocks can be cast at a time in the same die--corresponding to a 50% reduction in the casting cycle.