This two-day training course is designed for aluminum billet casthouse operators. Its purpose is to provide the necessary tools to improve the quality and efficiency of aluminum billet casting operations. Participants will learn about best practices within the melting operation, metal transport systems, degassing systems, grain refining process, filtration and inclusion removal systems, DC billet casting operations, quality inspections, homogenization processes, and much more.

Reference materials will be provided as a resource for professionals working in the aluminum industry. The course instructor has a wide variety of experience and can assist with day to day issues that are commonly faced in the industry.

October 11 – 12
Two-day training courses
Cost: $695 – Includes class materials


• Technicians
• Quality Engineers
• Management
• Plant Operators
• Maintenance Personnel

The course will be taught in-person over two days


• Furnace operation: raw materials, melting, skimming, temperature control, alloying, chemical analysis
• Furnace pretreatment: fluxing
• Inline metal treatment: degassing, alkali removal, inclusion removal
• Inline filtration: inclusion generation, types, control and removal
• DC casting process: grain refinement and solidification
• Quality inspection: surface and internal defects, microstructure, inclusions
• Homogenization process: applications for 6xxx alloys