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New Technology–Improving Billet Casting and Extrusion Performance

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New Technology–Improving Billet Casting and Extrusion Performance

J. D. Schloz, Wagstaff, Inc., USA
R.M. Kelly and G. A. Jones, Werner Company, USA

Track: BILLET PROCESS AND EQUIPMENT

ABSTRACT --- Increasing competitiveness in the materials industry continues to
drive producers to seek additional ways to improve productivity and reduce costs.
Wagstaff, Inc. has recently developed a new technology, NuMaxTM, with the notion that
improved billet quality, increased productivity, and lower cost can be realized in both
direct-chill (DC) casting and extrusion operations. Metallurgical billet quality with
NuMax technology, resulting casting performance, and subsequent extrusion
performance were evaluated on Werner Co.’s full-scale production facilities.

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