Design for Environment (DfE) of Ultralight Aluminum Camshaft Development


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In order to solve problems modular type camshafts have, that is, reducing weight, increasing oil filling time and designing multi-valve system, research was initiated about feasibility for DfE (Desing for Environmrnt) about ultralight camshaft . Through LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) and properties and process evaluation, an attempt has been made to develop cost-effectvie process for ultiralight aluminum camshaft without the problems modular type camshaft have. The results clearly show 50% weight reduction achieved and better environmental impact of the ultralight aluminum camshaft compared with that of modular camshafts.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 510-511)

Edited by:

Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee




S. K. Kim "Design for Environment (DfE) of Ultralight Aluminum Camshaft Development", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 834-837, 2006

Online since:

March 2006





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