Ellwood furnace boosts vacuum melt capacity

Jan 18, 2013 | 05:40 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Ellwood Group, SMS Siemag, VOD melting, vacuum-arc remelting, Michael Kamnikar, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Ellwood Group Inc. has commissioned a new vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) furnace, boosting vacuum melting capacity at its Ellwood National Steel unit.

The VOD furnace, installed at the Ellwood City, Pa.-based company’s facility in Irvine, Pa., will focus on stainless steel ingot but could also produce certain nickel-based alloys "down the road," Michael A. Kamnikar, senior vice president of marketing and business development, told AMM. It augments existing capacity at Ellwood Group’s primary melt....

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