Horizontal Direct Chilled (HDC) Casting Technology for Aluminium

  1. Dipl.-Ing. K. Ehrke Chairman2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. W. Schneider3
  1. F. Niedermair

Published Online: 21 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607331.ch43

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

How to Cite

Niedermair, F. (2000) Horizontal Direct Chilled (HDC) Casting Technology for Aluminium, in Continuous Casting (eds K. Ehrke and W. Schneider), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607331.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ALUMINIUM Essen GmbH, Sulterkamp 71, D-45356 Essen, Germany

  2. 3

    VAW Aluminium AG, Forschung und Entwicklung, Georg-von-Boeselager-Str. 25, D-53117 Bonn, Germany

Author Information

  1. Hertwich Engineering GmbH, Braunau/Inn, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302833

Online ISBN: 9783527607334



  • continuous casting;
  • horizontal direct chilled (HDC) casting technology;
  • aluminium


HDC casting has well earned its place in modern Al-casthouses, and is still gaining momentum. Hertwich Engineering has successfully commissioned 37 Horizontal Continuous Casting Plants world wide to date. Todays generation of HDC-casting machines is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment.