|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
||Successful Implementation of a New Rolling Slab Casting Technology, AFM, within Hydro
||Arild Hakonsen, Terje Iveland, Magne Helge Boge, Stian RÝrvik
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Reduced scrap generation in the value chain is one of the most powerful ways of saving money and energy in the production of rolled products due to less re-melting and metal loss. For the total value chain geometry deviations are one of the most important reason for scrapped material. Hydro and Hycast has for a long time being working on optimizing the rolling slab geometry to minimize both cut off material in casthouse and scalped off material in the rolling plant. Two decades ago Hydro implemented the flexible mould technology to eliminate the butt swell of rolling slabs. This work describes the implementation of the newest development within rolling slab casting, the Adjustable Flexible Mould (AFM) technology, within Hydro. The resulting geometries and shell zones for different alloys are given and the reduction of scrapped material in the total value chain is discussed and quantified by some examples.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume