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Training Courses

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

We offer courses in the following areas of technology:

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


A series of three related courses are scheduled for aluminium remelts and cast houses, starting in October 2021, running into 2022.

These courses will run sequentially; attendees can register for any of them.

(1)  Scrap Processing and Melting Furnaces,       (2)  Aluminium Molten Metal Treatment,       (3)  Direct Chill (DC) Casting

 (3) DC Casting ...course now full. No further registration accepted.

These 3 courses will be run again, starting in September 2022.

Watch this space!


The course starts on Tuesday 1st March, 15:00 UK time,  and it will run over 10 weekly sessions.


The course is delivered in weekly 2-hour live online sessions. Each session focusses on one seminar, and launches an associated computer-based workshop which attendees tackle in their own time before the subsequent live session.

Direct Chill Casting covers the technology of DC casting. Starting with metal distribution and metal level control, and the factors controlling shell zone formation, leading to low head castnig (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.

These online courses are based on our traditional three-day Molten Metal Treatment and DC Casting course, which has been running annually for the past 15 years.




Investigating water cooling heat transfer mechanisms     DC mould opening design and ingot shape


Please contact us for further information.


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

01993 832130