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  • Wagstaff rolling slab Figure 1. A 500 mm x 1,500 mm, AA3104 alloy ingot cast using APEX-GL technology at a rate of 120 mm/min.

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    New Mold Technology Provides Flexibility in Slab Casting

    Wagstaff, Inc., located in Spokane Valley, WA, is a leader in the development of direct chill (DC) casting of aluminum billet and rolling ingot (slab). With over 75 years of innovation, the company has a long history of research and development of new solutions for DC casting. Recently, the company introduced its new APEX™ technology […]

  • The new casting facility at Western Extrusions.

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    Western Extrusions’ New Highly 
Automated Casthouse

    Western Extrusions, located in Carrollton, TX, manufactures and supplies quality aluminum profiles to a variety of industries and markets, including building and construction, transportation, consumer durables, electrical, and distribution. Recently, the company completed the construction and start up of its first casting facility. The new casthouse empowers the company to have control over its own […]

  • 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 […]