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356 Grade Aluminum Raw Ingots

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These raw ingots of 356-grade aluminum alloy will eventually become wheels. Shipped into the plant via 18-wheeler, each ingot weighs upwards of 1,500 pounds and is capable of producing as many as many as 100 wheels. Plant workers use forklifts to transfer these ingots to a central melting furnace, where the solid masses are liquefied into a molten state.