Talk:Continuous casting

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The labelling on the diagram is nearly all wrong, and much of it, as well as being wrong, is misspelt!78.49.188.202 (talk) 15:40, 28 February 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.49.188.202 (talk) 15:37, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

I've replaced it with a better image. Let me know what you think. Wizard191 (talk) 17:35, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

The labelling on the new diagram is also largely wrong. I've worked with c.c. experts (in Germany, admittedly) for over twenty years, and what is here referred to as the "dispenser" we've always called the TUNDISH. Maelli (talk) 08:28, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

I corrected it per your note. Thanks! Wizard191 (talk) 21:59, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

File:Cu-Scheibe.JPG to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Cu-Scheibe.JPG will be appearing as picture of the day on September 12, 2010. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2010-09-12. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 21:27, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

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Copper disc

A disc of copper made by continuous casting, the process whereby molten metal is solidified into a "semifinished" state for subsequent rolling in the finishing mills. Continuous casting replaced the creation of ingots using stationary moulds. The process allows lower-cost production of metal sections with better quality, due to the inherently lower costs of continuous, standardised production of a product, as well as providing increased control over the process through automation. After casting, this disc was then etched to achieve its final state.

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Confusing photo[edit]

You cannot make a "disc" (disk) by continuous casting. You can make a long rod with a circular cross-section. You would then have to cut a slice of it and then polish it in some manner to make the disc shown in the photo. It is confusing and misleading to suggest that the disc displayed is created by continuous casting.Eregli bob (talk) 05:35, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

I corrected the caption. Wizard191 (talk) 20:55, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

There's been progress in thin casting[edit]

There's been progress in the field since whatever source was used to create this article. (It lacks citations.) Continuous casting has been moving to "thin slab continuous casting". Steelmaking has gradually progressed towards making thinner slabs. Before continuous casting, steel was cast in ingots a meter or so on a side, and with much hot rolling, this was reduced to useful dimensions. Traditional continuous casting got this down to 250mm or so. "Thin slab" casting is getting down to 50mm.[1] The thinner the slab, the smaller the rolling mill required to make it into sheet metal.

The article doesn't say too much about the problems of the process. A continuous caster for steel is a nightmare to make work. It's a machine built of steel that handles molten steel. A good informal introduction is [2]. --John Nagle (talk) 07:13, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

You know what to do. I no longer have access to "The making, shaping and treating of steel" and I've got a zillion interesting things on the go for which I have convenient and authoritative references. --Wtshymanski (talk) 13:20, 29 October 2010 (UTC)