A high speed twin roll caster for aluminum alloy strip

T. Haga*, S. Suzuki

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A melt drag twin roll caster (MDTRC) was devised in order to cast aluminum alloy strips at a speed higher than 30 m/min. A3003 alloy, A5182 alloy, Al-6mass%Si alloy and Al-12mass%Si alloy were cast into thin strips using the MDTRC. These alloys could be cast into strips at a speed of up to 60 m/min. The thickness of the strips was about 1-3 mm. The MDTRC could cast thinner strips than the conventional twin roll caster for aluminum alloys. Lubricant was not used to prevent the sticking of the strip, as sticking did not occur due to the effect of the copper rolls and the low separating force. The mechanical properties and the microstructures of the strips that were cast using the MDTRC, were investigated in the present study. It was shown that MDTRC was useful for the high speed roll casting of aluminum alloy strips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Asia Pacific Conference on Materials Processing - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2001 Jun 252001 Jun 25


  • Melt drag twin roll caster
  • Roll casting
  • Strip casting
  • Thin strip
  • Twin roll caster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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