Aluminum Melting Fundamentals examines the equipment, processes, and general terminology associated with aluminum melting and casting foundries. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive format, this course provides learners with a variety of important topics for this expanding industry. From learners who are new to aluminum casting industries, to seasoned veterans, there is relevant knowledge for everyone in this course.
- Recognize some of the basic equipment used in aluminum foundries.
- Distinguish between the common furnaces used for melting aluminum.
- Identify some of the prominent tests applied to molten aluminum.
- Differentiate between metallic and non-metallic additions for aluminum.
- Understand the primary steps involved in molten aluminum processing.
Course Length: 2 HRS
Table of Contents
- Foundry Equipment
- Refractory Materials
- Resistance Elements
- Protective Gear
- Charge vs. Melt
- Charge Materials
- Mechanical Properties
- Corrosion Resistance
- Melting and Solidification
- Mold Example
- Casting Processes
- Filling vs. Feeding
- Cast Alloy Designations
Furnaces and Molten Metal Testing
- Crucible Furnaces
- Fuel-Fired Furnaces: Stationary Furnaces
- Fuel-Fired Furnaces: Tilting Furnaces
- Fuel-Fired Furnaces: Lift-Out Furnaces
- Resistance Furnaces
- Induction Furnaces
- Reverberatory Furnaces
- Wet Bath Furnaces
- Dry Hearth Furnaces
- Molten Metal Testing
- Temperature Checking
- Spectrometer Analysis
- Reduced Pressure Testing (RPT)
- Density Evaluation
Additions and Molten Metal Processing
- Metallic Additions
- Non-Metallic Additions: Fluxes
- Non-Metallic Additions: Inert Gases
- Non-Metallic Additions: Active Gases
- Molten Metal Processing
- Dross Removal
- Grain Refinement
- Silicon Modification