Aluminium Casting and Processing Course


September 14 - 04:00 pm


September 15 - 07:30 pm

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Aluminium Federation

This live, tutor-led interactive workshop will be delivered over two mornings via our online platform.

The Aluminium Casting and Processing is an intermediate level course designed for designers, technicians, quality personal, production supervisors/managers working in the aluminium casting industry or looking to transit from steel into aluminium.

The course assumes no prior knowledge so will establish a basic understanding of aluminium, metallurgy, testing casting technologies and introduces many new technologies.

The course agenda

  • Theory of metals and basic metallurgy
  • Solidification of metals and alloys
  • Elastic and plastic behaviour of metals
  • Tensile testing
  • Evolution of aluminium and casting
  • Aluminium strategic metal for society
  • Primary aluminium production
  • Cast aluminium specifications
  • Global growth of aluminium
  • Infinitely recyclable aluminium
  • Aluminium alloying
  • Liquid metal engineering
  • Casting macrostructures
  • Casting defects
  • Inclusions
  • Degassing and fluxes
  • Inoculants and grain refinement
  • Casting technologies
  • Aluminium temperature measurement
  • Burner technology developments
  • Chemical analysis
  • Heat treatment of aluminium
  • Non destructive testing
  • Aluminium and fire

Dates: 14 & 15 September 2021: 9.00 – 12.30


  • ALFED Members: £199+vat per person (ask for a discount code to receive member rates:
  • Non Members: £299+vat per person