automotive engineering

what is a camshaft

The camshaft, on most modern engines, is mounted in bearings formed into the cylinder head via an in-line boring process . The camshaft is forged from steel or cast iron and the bearings and cam surfaces are a smooth, machined finish. The camshaft has cam lobes for each valve and to ensure the correct sequence …

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Engine components

This explores various different engine components found on modern road vehicles Engine block and liners Engine cylinders, when cast in a single housing, are known as the engine block. Usually, the engine block is manufactured from cast iron or aluminium alloy. In the latter case, cast iron or steel liners form the cylinder bore. The …

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