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Electroslag Refining

A specialised steel making process in which a rolled or a cast ingot in the form of an electrode is remeltec in a water cooled copper mould. The melting is activated by resistive heaat generated in a conductive slag. The resulting product has a similar basic chemical composition to the original ingot, but is characterised by high purity and low inclusion content. Typical applications include high integrity components for the aerospace industry.