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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 […]

  • Matalco-Gillespie & Powers-aluminum melting furnaces

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    Matalco Orders Aluminum Furnaces for New Kentucky Site

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is currently investing $53.5 million in the construction of a new remelt facility in Franklin, Kentucky, as part of its larger investment project to expand production across the U.S. Operating under the name Matalco Kentucky LLC, the plant will be housed within a 461,000 sq […]

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    Matalco Continuing to Expand Its Recycling Operations Across the U.S.

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is making progress in its plans to expand its existing aluminum casting capacity by approximately 75%. First announced in 2018, the plan includes the construction of several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for production of billet and rolling slab. New Production Capacity in Wisconsin Since its initial […]

  • 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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    Aluminum Casthouse Technology

     Editor’s Note: Various aspects of aluminum casthouse technology appear in almost every issue of Light Metal Age, no doubt because it is the first step and an important link in the wrought aluminum processing chain required for subsequent downstream processing and production of quality product. With no exception, the international patent survey presented here focuses […]

  • STAS - Advanced Compact Filter

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    Rio Tinto and STAS to Commercialize Aluminum Filtration Technology

    Rio Tinto and STAS formed an agreement to commercialize an advanced compact filtration (ACF) technology for aluminum casthouses. The aluminum filtration technology developed by Rio Tinto will now be manufactured and sold under license by equipment manufacturer STAS worldwide. “Thanks to the unique expertise of our researchers, the Arvida Research and Development Centre has a […]

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • JW Aluminum and Hazelett employees standing with the new AS2000 twin-belt casting machine to be delivered to JW.

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    Hazelett Celebrates 100 Years of Continuous Casting

    Hazelett Corporation in Colchester, Vermont, held an open house on July 18th, celebrating its 100 years of designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries. Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminum, copper, zinc, and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. During the […]