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  • Rio Tinto-scandium

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    Rio Tinto Working to Produce Scandium for Scandium-Aluminum Master Alloys

    Rio Tinto researchers have developed a new process to extract high purity scandium oxide — a critical mineral — from by-products generated in the production of titanium dioxide at the Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical operation in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The company is now producing high quality scandium oxide that meets market specifications […]

  • Figure 4. Flextreme production line installed in 2008, which has since been moved to the new expanded facility.

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    ARTICLE: Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik Expands with State-of-the-Art Horizontal Casting Machine

    By Lutz Müller, Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik, and Robert B. Wagstaff, Oculatus. Introduction Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik (BF-AT), located in Brand-Erbisdorf, Germany, recently completed the construction of a new melting and casting facility in 2019. The new facility is capable of producing approximately 30,000 tonnes per annum of Horizontal Cast Material (HCM™), a forging stock product destined […]

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    GFG Alliance Unveils New Vertically-Integrated Global Aluminum Enterprise

    GFG Alliance is creating a new global aluminum enterprise, which will consolidate the aluminum operations acquired in recent years into a single entity. The new vertically-integrated aluminum group, known as ALVANCE Aluminium Group, aims to drive synergies and take full advantage of opportunities to expand. “The creation of ALVANCE highlights the global nature of our […]

  • Rusal casting table

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    ARTICLE: Rusal Starts Up Pilot Casting Complex to Achieve a Maximum Alloy Purity

    By V. Mann, A. Krokhin, D. Ryabov, and A. Startsev, UC Rusal. The quality and properties of rolled aluminum products directly depend on the quality of the slab production, which determines the desirable structure, geometric dimensions, and purity of the metal. These factors are crucial for reducing costs during the rolling process, as well as […]

  • Hertwich Ecomelt-PS200 with rail-guided skimming machine at Hydro Ghlin

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    Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde Starts Operation of a New Melting Furnace

    The recycling of manufacturing and turnaround scrap is becoming more and more important within the extrusion industry. Hydro Extruded Solutions currently processes aluminum scrap at a number of facilities, with more than half of their extrusion production coming from recycled material. The company aims to have a total of 20 of its extrusion plants achieve Aluminium Stewardship […]

  • Brunel Universtiy - BCAST

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    BCAST Invests in New Light Metals Research Center

    Brunel University’s Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in London is investing in the construction of a new light metals research facility, called the Future Metallurgy Centre. The project has been granted £16 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). “We are very pleased with the £16m UKRPIF funding,” said Prof. Zhongyun Fan, director of […]

  • Almex USA Melting Furnace

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    Western Extrusions Orders Complete Billet Casthouse

    Western Extrusions Corp. in Carrollton, Texas, ordered technology and equipment for a new secondary aluminum casthouse for producing extrusion billet.  Western is one of the leading independent aluminum extruders in North America and its Carrollton facility is among the largest in America at a single site. The billet casting center will be supplied by Almex USA. The […]