Product category: Continuous casting machines and plants
Flextreme™ is Novelis proprietary technology for continuous horizontal casting of ready-to-forge aluminum billets. This new technology decreases the cost, time, energy and CO2 emissions in the manufacture of forgings because the as-cast stock does not need to be extruded, homogenized or scalped. Further, it allows for recycling of process scrap. Most commercial alloys can be produced in rounds and simple shapes of 25-150mm diameter. Advantages compared to extruded forging stock include fine microstructure, mechanical property isotropy and low variability, and excellent resistance to grain growth during heat treatment. Each module has two independently-controlled molds. Multiple modules can be installed to match production requirements, and added to for future expansion. The system is fully automated and requires minimal labor in its operation. Novelis offers Flextreme casting modules and ancillary equipment for sale with a technology license, and is committed to the continued development and support of this technology.
Novelis is the worlds premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling. Drawing on our expertise, commitment to innovation and world-leading technology, we deliver sustainable solutions for the most demanding applications, including automobiles, architecture, beverage cans and consumer electronics. We enable our customers to make their ideas real, and we help consumers to enjoy the products they want today while knowing they are contributing to a better world tomorrow. Novelis Flextreme™ technology for continuous horizontal casting of ready-to-forge aluminum billets is available for licensing. Novelis is committed to the continued development and support of this technology.