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Post  SteveCat Fri Feb 17 2012, 15:34

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:21 pm by stevedj2000

There's probably nothing wrong with them Davie it's probably just me being
paranoid, you know brakes and all, plus being in the industry and
knowing more than I should about aluminium properties.

Just ignore me Smile



My problem too Steve Very Happy Used to work in an Aluminium factory so managed to pick up more than I could ever understand about alloys, annealing, billets, rolled, extrusions ... :sleep: Shocked Laughing


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Post  Snowcat Fri Feb 17 2012, 16:31

SteveCat wrote:Used to work in an Aluminium factory
Believe it or not I'm going to say "interesting"!! I still find it all a bit fascinating after all these yrs, did you work for a mill or fabricator??
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Post  SteveCat Fri Feb 17 2012, 18:33

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It was a bit of all sorts really. Mill and semi fabricator.

Got the ingots and billets in from the smelter, had remelt facilities used for recycle and also for adding metals to make the desired alloys.
Not sure if it is still the case but was the only rolling mill on the African Continent. There were hot and cold rolling mills, the former was huge and as you can imagine extremely hot. Since I left they built a new facility over the road and have another huge Rolled products section.
All plate was made here and also had a stamping section for can products and toothpaste tubes.
Nearby there was the extrusion presses and also the annealing ovens, anodising baths and other areas which I forget what they all did.

Other factories within the group did wire products and the foil containers as well as the familiar 'tin foil' (don't that get yer going too Very Happy )

I'm an IT person not a metallurgist, I'd have to make sure all the terminals stayed working. We did connect some to the presses to automate the jobs.

This was in the early 80's ... here the link to the corporate website in all the time, not lot has changed!
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Post  Snowcat Fri Feb 17 2012, 18:47

Small world!!! Our company has the sole UK selling rights to their recycled alum sheet grade 4017!!

How dull am I it's Friday night FFS Smile
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Post  SteveCat Fri Feb 17 2012, 19:13

Small World indeed

Make up for it by cracking open an alucan of some sort Laughing clink
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Post  Snowcat Fri Feb 17 2012, 19:49

Too late!! Glug glug glug!!
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