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  • 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 […]

  • Aluminum melting operation - molten metal

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    The Aluminum Association’s Continued Commitment to Safety

    The Aluminum Association just released the 2018 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2017. The report also summarizes historical data for the years 1980 through 2016. It highlights the predominant hazards that result in explosions during molten aluminum management worldwide, incorporating roughly 300 aluminum plants in 20 countries. Though not a statistical representation of […]

  • UC Rusal - Krasnoyarsk

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    ARTICLE: UC Rusal’s Largest Aluminum Smelter Increases Billet Production

    As UC Rusal’s largest aluminum facility, the Krasnoyarsk (KRAZ) aluminum smelter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, has become a significant site for innovation within the company with improvements ongoing. In 2018, the company commissioned a new casting complex there for the production of large diameter billet. The company invested US$40 million in the construction of the casthouse […]

  • The ICS ingot casting system.

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    STAS Acquires o.d.t. Aluminum Casting Technologies

    STAS Inc., based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, acquired aluminum casting technologies from o.d.t. Engineering Pty. Ltd. in Australia. The purchase enables STAS to engage in the marketing, sales, and fabrication of casting and material handling equipment and production consumables. This includes ingot casting and stacking (ICS) for aluminum and magnesium (ingot weights of 6-25 kg) […]

  • Ellwood Engineered Castings

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    Ellwood Group Expanding into Aluminum Casting

    Ellwood Group Inc., is constructing a new aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings site in Hubbard, Ohio. The $60 million project will include the construction of a new 70,000 sq ft facility with advanced aluminum melting and casting capabilities. The plant will produce an estimated 150 million lbs of large extrusion billet and slab and […]

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    Aludium to Resume Aluminum Casting in Alicante

    Aludium announced plans to reopen aluminum casting operations at its plant in Alicante, Spain. The facility had been closed since 2008 due to the impact of the financial crisis on the global aluminum industry. The company’s decision is part of its strategic plan to grow the business, which is also comprised of rolling mills in […]

  • Sierra Aluminum

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    ARTICLE: Sierra Aluminum Implements Casting Pit Upgrades for Improved Billet Quality

    Based in Riverside, CA, Sierra Aluminum is a 100% employee-owned extrusion company that manufactures standard and custom extrusions on seven UBE presses—two 7 inch presses, four 8 inch presses, and one 9 inch press. Downstream of the presses, Sierra has two paint lines, a modern anodizing line, and fabrication capability to supply a wide customer […]

  • Rio Tinto Arvida

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    Arvida Casthouse Upgrades with Revolutionary Billet Casting Technology

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Rio Tinto produces aluminum billet used in the manufacture of profiles for the building and construction, automotive, and consumer durables industries. Most of this billet is sold to the North American market, with 60% going to the U.S. The company expects the automotive and transportation industries to be the main […]

  • AMAG Austria Metall

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    ARTICLE: AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan

    AMAG Austria Metall AG started up production of a new aluminum cold rolling mill in Ranshofen, Austria, as part of a massive expansion plan aimed at making the integrated company Europe’s most state-of-the-art aluminum manufacturer. The official opening of the new mill, along with heat treating and passivation capacity, was held on June 22, 2017 […]