direct-chill casting[də¦rekt ¦chil ′kast·iŋ]
A continuous ingot-or billet-casting process in which metal is poured into short molds on a platform and then cooled when the platform is lowered into a water bath. Abbreviated dc casting. Also known as semicontinuous casting.
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