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Training Courses

tsc offers a range of technical training courses. We can deliver any of these courses as live online sessions, tailoring them to your needs. Alternatively courses can be held in person at your premises.

We offer courses in the following areas of technology:

Remelt and Casthouse   |   Extrusion Process   |   Rolling Process   |   Product Metallurgy

Upcoming Courses

Aluminium Scrap Recycling and Melting Furnaces (March-April 2024)

Tuesday 5th March 2024, starting at 14:00 (UK time), and weekly until 9th April 2024

This course comprises 6 weekly sessions, covering scrap processing, melting practices and dross processing. The course includes coated scrap processing, key melting metrics (metal rate, melt loss and energy efficiency), as well as the causes of dross formation, and the options for dross processing. Each session will consist of a seminar, and an associated workshop. The course can be attended as a standalone course, or seen as the first in a trilogy of related courses. It will be followed in 2024 by Molten Metal Treatment, and then DC Casting.

Aluminium Molten Metal Treatment (May-July 2024)

Tuesday 21st May 2024, starting at 14:00 (UK time), and weekly until 9th July 2024

This course comprises 8 weekly sessions, covering the major measures of aluminium molten metal quality: dissolved hydrogen, non-metallic inclusions and alkali metals. In each case, the course covers the origins of that impurity, and the downstream impacts if levels are too high. The measurement methods and their limitations are reviewed, before addressing the technologies available to reduce impurities to acceptable levels. Each session will consist of a seminar, and an associated workshop.

Direct Chill (DC) Casting (2024)

to be arranged later in the year, following the Molten Metal Treatment course.

Direct Chill Casting covers the technology of DC casting in 10 weekly sessions. Starting with metal distribution and metal level control, and the factors controlling shell zone formation, leading to low head casting (sheet ingot) and gas pressure assisted casting (billet).It also considers the principles of mould opening design and optimisation of ingot shape in steady-state. The transient behaviour at start-up is considered, and technologies to control butt curl (sheet ingot) and start up cracks discussed. An introduction to the metallurgy of solidification is also provided.


Technology Strategy Consultants
Unit 30 Alfred Groves Business Park,
Shipton Road,

01993 832130