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  • Figure 1. The Ellwood Aluminum team standing in the company’s new aluminum casthouse.

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    ARTICLE: Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Ellwood Aluminum, a division of the 110 year old family-owned steel manufacturer Ellwood Group, has constructed and started up operation of its new secondary aluminum casthouse in Hubbard, Ohio (Figure 1). The new facility, which represents the company’s first entry into aluminum melting and casting, enables them to diversify their […]

  • Rusal - Continuus-Properzi - ingot casting line

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    Rusal Commissions Ingot Casting Line for Automotive

    UC Rusal commissioned a new ingot casting complex at the Boguchansky smelter with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes of aluminum alloys per year. The more than 600 million ruble (US$8.7 million) project enables the company to increase its production of value-added products (VAP). “The new foundry complex at the Boguchansky aluminum smelter, the most modern enterprise […]

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    Element 13 to Set Up Billet Manufacturing Facility in Indiana

    Element 13, LLC has selected Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana, for the location of its new $15.8 million aluminum billet production facility. The 60,000 sq ft facility will be constructed on 15 and a half acres in Richmond’s Midwest Industrial Park. “We’ve been working with Element 13, otherwise known as Project Thankful, since early fall,” […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]