Historic Cover Archive
1982 to 1980
1982 to 1980
Caption: Aluminum strip being rolled on the hot mill at the Alcan Sheet and Plate Division's works in Oswego, New York.
Caption: Continuous heat treat line at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation's Trentwood, Washington plant.
Caption: Alumax Foils, Inc. rolls 0.00065 aluminum at speeds over 5000 f.p.m. on their new 72 inch Hunter foil mill.
Caption: Electromagnetic casting at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation's Trentwood, Washington works.
Caption: Pouring molten aluminum from holding furnace into casting moulds at Kaiser Aluminum's Newark, Ohio, extrusion plant.
Caption: Fish-eye view of "scalping" ingots for rolling at Alcoa's Davenport rolling mill.
Caption: Ingot casting pit at Howmet's Lancaster, Pennsylvania, rolling mill. Programmable controller at left controls metal drop rate; furnace pressure, fuel/air ratio and heat recuperators.
Caption: Operator in pulpit at five-stand Alcoa, Tennessee rolling mill. ( Photo courtesy Alcoa.)
Caption: These Alcan ingots cast by conventional methods may weigh up to 12 tonnes. Alcan is now building a new continuous caster capable of producing 84" wide reroll stock at much higher production rates.