TMS Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course (Cast Shop 17)

November 6–10, 2017 • Crowne Plaza London-Heathrow • London, United Kingdom

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The 2017 daily course agenda is now available. Download the PDF now for a look at topics that will be covered during this program.

Course Curriculum

Attendees will leave this course with increased skills to reduce costs, scrap defects, improve casting quality, and increase cast house throughput while maintaining safety and environmentally friendly performance. The course schedule will include the following lecture topics:

Cast Shop Safety

Liquid Preparation
  • Primary Metal Supply
  • Scrap Melting
  • Furnace Technology
  • Melt Refining (Degassing, Fluxing, Filtration, Inclusion Removal and Control)
  • Dross Generation and Metal Recovery
  • Alloying
  • Grain Refinement

Chain Conveyor Ingot Process

Continuous Casting Processes
  • Twin Roll Casting
  • Belt Casters
  • Properzi Casting

Science and Practice of Homogenization of Extrusion Billets and Rolling Slabs, Including Defects

Direct Chill (DC) Casting
  • Different Products (Rolling Slab, Extrusion Billet, etc.)
  • Differing Mold Technologies
  • Water Cooling
  • Macrosegregation
  • Hot and Cold Cracking and Other Defects
  • Product Shape Control
  • Variants such as Electromagnetic Casting
  • Horizontal Direct Chill Casting
  • Heat Flow
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Equipment Engineering

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