What You Will Learn
Focused exclusively on cast shop and targeted toward operations, this week-long immersive course will cover the science and technology of key cast shop processes for primary and secondary aluminum smelters. Customer requirements and cast shop economics will set the scene for defining cast shop objectives. Specific topics to be covered during this course include:
- Cast Shop Safety
- Liquid Preparation
- Direct Chill (DC) Casting
- Chain Conveyor Ingot Process
- Continuous Casting Processes
- Science and Practice of Homogenization of Extrusion Billets and Rolling Slabs, Including Defects
- Analysis of Life Cycle and Environmental Aspects
For a more detailed topic list, visit the Course Curriculum page.
The course will also include a plant tour hosted at Aluar Aluminio Argentino’s primary aluminum plant, the 2017 course location.
The course is designed for cast shop senior operations and technical personnel. Suppliers of cast shop equipment will also benefit from attending.
Congress Sponsors and Organizers
Cast Shop 17 is a TMS Aluminum Course.
This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division
and the Aluminum Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:
John Grandfield, Chair, Swinburne University of Technology; Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd., Australia
Dmitry Eskin, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Gerd-Ulrich Grün, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Germany
Arild Håkonsen, Hycast AS, Norway
Ray Peterson, Real Alloy, United States
Peter Schumacher, University of Leoben, Austria
Learn more about each instructor, and the expertise they have to offer attendees at this course.
For More Information
For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:
TMS Meeting Services
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Other Countries: 1–724-776-9000, ext. 241