Ingot Casting


Ingot Casting Ingot Casting

The Normanton Plant at the Institute has facilities for ingot casting on a scale of up to 6 tonnes.


  • Uphill teemed ingot casting as square or slab ingot to various standard sizes, including:
    • 5t, 5.4t and 5.9t square ingot
    • 6t slab ingot
  • Facility for ingot slow cooling where required.

Applications and Capability

  • Trials for process and product development
  • Investigation of non-standard operating conditions and novel compositions
  • Production of material for further processing by commercial rolling or forging operators and product evaluation
  • Prototyping for customer projects.

Key Features

  • Versatility and flexibility in operating regimes.


The ingot casting facility is used in combination with the Institute’s electric arc furnace, and ladle furnace / vacuum degassing steelmaking facilities, allowing processing of almost every type of cast product composition.

These facilities are supported by the full range of analytical and metallographic characterisation services and equipment available at the Materials Processing Institute.

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