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Bob Luckett

Chief Metallurgist

Metallurgy Notes

One of the many assets TriALco offers is Bob Luckett and his knowledge of metallurgy. Bob has over thirty five years in the aluminum production industry. Bob began with just over two years in the primary industry, with both Alcoa-Tennessee and Warrick. Bob’s time in the secondary industry has been split with the first fourteen years at U.S. Reduction working with Mr. Les Armstrong and the last twenty one years with TriALco.

During the last thirty five years, Bob has provided technical assistance by working with the foundrymen on the floor to improve casting qualities and to enhance the profitability of their foundry.

Bob has helped foundries in many other ways over the years, notably, by providing valuable information and experience. Bob has assisted with explanations and discussions on a variety of metallurgical topics such as degassing, grain refinement, strontium modification, metal cleaning, gating, risering, and chilling. Bob has taught various metallurgical courses, one of which is through the AFS/Cast Metals Institute.

Bob has provided support, through metallurgical consultation, to our customers who in turn are able to help their customers. Consultation information normally includes the effects of the alloying elements on castability, corrosion resistance, shock resistance, and advice on the selection of the proper alloy. Bob can assist in failure analysis which can lead to improvements in casting procedures and/or the improvement in the design of the actual casting.

If you wish to contact Bob Luckett regarding any questions, please feel free to reach him through the TriALco Office at (708) 757-4200.

TriALco Inc. | 900 East 14th Street | Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
Phone: 708-757-4200 | Fax: 708-757-3933 |