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Apparatus for efficient sidewall containment of molten metal with horizontal alternating magnetic fields utilizing low reluctance rims

United States Patent

5,954,118
September 21, 1999
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A method and apparatus for casting sheets of metal from molten metal. The apparatus includes a containment structure having an open side, a horizontal alternating magnetic field generating structure and rollers including low reluctance rim structures. The magnetic field and the rollers help contain the molten metal from leaking out of the containment structure.
Praeg; Walter F. (Palos Park, IL)
ARCH Development Corporation (Argonne, IL)
08/ 606,583
February 26, 1996
(which was made with United States Government support under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the Department of Energy). The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.