Aluminum ingots are a type of metal used for manufacturing parts and components. They are made by heating scrap aluminium or bauxite ore to very high temperatures and then cooling it down in molds to form large blocks known as ingots.
Ingots can be produced from many different raw materials, but the main source of ingots is bauxite. This is because bauxite has a much higher concentration of aluminum than other types of ore, and it is therefore cheaper to produce ingots from bauxite.
The ingots are then shaped into various shapes, including bars and sheets, which are used for a wide range of applications. Ingots are used in everything from aircraft and space shuttle parts to medical instruments and even automobiles.
The ingots can be manufactured by a variety of methods, and they are usually the first step in a production process. Typically, ingots are cast into a mold, which will then be cooled and hardened into a solid bar or sheet. This process is commonly referred to as pouring. The purpose of this is to completely solidify the liquid in the mold, as well as to ensure that it forms an appropriate grain structure to be later processed.