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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Remelt Technologies, Inc.

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    Gillespie & Powers Partners with Remelt Technologies

    Gillespie & Powers Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, entered into a strategic partnership with Remelt Technologies, Inc. based in Longwood, Florida. The agreement will enable Gillespie & Powers to offer RemeltTechnologies’ homogenizing furnaces, DC casting machines, and DC casting automation to the North American aluminum industry. “Gillespie & Powers Inc. is proud that Gary Bowden, […]

  • BCAST hosts the 2017 TMS aluminium cast shop science and technology course.

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    TMS Announces Four Aluminum Courses for 2019

    Partnering with world class experts in the aluminum industry, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) develops aluminum courses that provide the latest tools and techniques for solving current problems and anticipating future challenges. The courses feature networking events, plant tours, and individualized instructor attention to provide unmatched opportunities to connect and learn from colleagues and […]