ELLWOOD ALUMINUM ANNOUNCES THEIR CASTING OF THE LARGEST ALUMINUM SLAB EVER PRODUCED IN NORTH AMERICA
February 2, 2021 – Hubbard, OH – ELLWOOD Aluminum, a worldwide large diameter aluminum ingot and billet, rectangular slab, and cast plate manufacturer, announces that they have manufactured the largest cross section sized aluminum slab ever produced in North America.
In partnership with Wagstaff, ELLWOOD Aluminum cast an aluminum slab that weighed over 95,000 lbs which will be used for injection mold dies. ELLWOOD Aluminum produces rectangular aluminum slabs that are made to a customer’s specifications and preferred chemistries and alloys. Their aluminum slabs are also approved by international and U.S. rolling mills.
“We’re proud to have cast an aluminum slab of this size and quality,” stated Dr. Patrick Callihan, President of ELLWOOD Aluminum. “We owe this achievement to our experienced team, our valued relationships with equipment manufacturers, and the innovative technology that we have at our new Hubbard, OH facility.”
Using Vertical Direct Chill casting technology and a fully equipped testing lab, ELLWOOD Aluminum has capabilities for casting, processing, and quality monitoring of large aluminum ingots in round and rectangular aluminum slabs. With dedicated melting and holding furnaces and a casting pit capable of lengths up to 360 inches, ELLWOOD Aluminum can meet any customer specifications and be a true partner to them. They pride themselves on producing quality aluminum ingots, billets, slabs, and cast plates that are used in industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, and tooling.
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