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Improved Aluminum Ingot Casting

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Arconic | Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore Lab is working with Arconic to model aluminum ingot casting and reduce cracking that leads to product rejection.

Impact

iconEliminating defects and saving energy in aluminum manufacturing.
iconLivermore and Oak Ridge applied machine learning tools to optimize off-the-shelf modeling software for aluminum casting.
iconComputer simulations validated Arconic’s model and provided an alternative to the experimental approach by predicting the likelihood of defects for different manufacturing conditions.
iconArconic will save time and energy by casting ingots with fewer defects and save the volume of cooling water required when recasting scrapped ingots.

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