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  • The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum by Jude Mary Runge

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    Book Review: The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum

    The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum: Connecting Science to Practice Author: Jude Mary Runge Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG (2018) Review by Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor As a recognized international expert on nonferrous metallurgy, Jude Mary Runge, Ph.D., has devoted her career of some 30 years to surface science and most particularly to the metallurgy of […]

  • Refractories for Aluminum

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    New Book: Refractories for Aluminum

    Refractories for Aluminum: Electrolysis and the Cast House by Andrey Yurkov, a new book published by Springer, details the rigorous requirements for refractories designed for aluminium metallurgical processes: reduction, casthouse, and anode production. The author describes requirements specific to the properties and structure of refractory materials that differentiate it from materials used for ferrous metallurgy, […]

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    Semi-Solid Processing of Aluminum Alloys

    The advantageous aspects of semi-solid-state metal (SSM) processing were initially discovered by MIT researchers in the early 1970s. The two pertinent processes are rheocasting and thixocasting routes. The temperature of the melt is crucial in determining the optimum point between liquid- and solid-state. SSM processing is most efficient when done at a certain point within the […]