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  • Trimet Aluminium - sow casting machine

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine

    Trimet Aluminium SE expanded its production capacity for aluminum sows with the installation of a new casting machine at its smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The facility can now cast around 45,000 tonnes of the aluminum sows — almost doubling capacity. “The new casting machine allows us to respond even more flexibly to our customers’ needs […]

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    Ellwood Orders New Homogenizing Furnace for Its Phase Two Expansion

    Ellwood Aluminum ordered a new 200,000 lb batch homogenizing furnace for Phase 2 of their aluminum casthouse expansion in Hubbard, OH. When it started operation in early 2020, the new casthouse represented the company’s first entry into the aluminum melting and casting market. The facility is able to produce billet and slab, enabling the company […]

  • Century Aluminum - Iceland smelter - aluminum billet expansion

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    Century Aluminum to Expand Low-Carbon Billet Production in Iceland

    Century Aluminum Company started construction of a new low-carbon billet casthouse at its Norðurál Grundartangi smelter in Iceland. The new $120 million value-added casthouse will be able to produce low-carbon Natur-Al™ billet, as well as increase production of primary foundry alloys. “We are very excited to bring billet production to Grundartangi and, beginning in 2024, […]

  • aluminum billet - Service Center Metals is expanding its casthouse and extrusion operations

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    Service Center Metals Expands Its Extrusion Operations Under New Ownership

    Service Center Metals is investing $100 million to expand its casting and extrusion operations in Prince George County, Virginia. The facilities will increase production capacity to meet customer demand, as well as create 94 new jobs. “Our next expansion will be the largest in our history, adding significant capacity to both our billet casting and […]

  • 3D-printed aluminum-scandium motorcycle

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    UACJ Partners with Sunrise Energy Metals to Jointly Develop Aluminum-Scandium Alloys

    UACJ Corporation formed an agreement with Sunrise Energy Metals Limited to jointly develop aluminum-scandium alloys for the transportation industry. The use of scandium can make aluminum alloys even stronger and more heat resistance. This is particularly useful for transportation components that require strong and lightweight materials, as well as components that can be used under […]

  • Matalco aluminum remelt plant

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    Matalco Launches New Remelt Plant in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group, started up production at its new $80 million remelt and casting facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI — making it the company’s fifth production plant in North America. The greenfield facility is capable of producing over 250 million lbs of billet or rolling ingot per year and is […]

  • TRIMET aluminum casting machine

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine at Its Voerde Smelter

    Trimet Aluminium SE commissioned a new casting machine for aluminum sows at its aluminum smelter in Voerde, Germany. Prior to this, the smelter delivered 99.9% pure aluminum in liquid form to its local customers and the Trimet foundry in Essen, Germany. Now, the site is able to produce its own block metal. “The casting machine […]

  • The new casting facility at Western Extrusions.

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    Western Extrusions’ New Highly 
Automated Casthouse

    Western Extrusions, located in Carrollton, TX, manufactures and supplies quality aluminum profiles to a variety of industries and markets, including building and construction, transportation, consumer durables, electrical, and distribution. Recently, the company completed the construction and start up of its first casting facility. The new casthouse empowers the company to have control over its own […]