Ray Bignell Consultancy

Ray Bignell Director / Consultant

Ray has over 40 years of practical experience in the industry. Click the button below to connect with him now on LinkedIn.

From humble beginnings in chemical laboratories, to working on multi-million pound forging plants, Ray has worked his way up to being one of the most respected troubleshooters in the industry. With a huge range of knowledge about metallurgical processes, Ray is an authority on aluminium direct chill casting of both rolling ingot and extrusion billets. He has developed new processes and methods that have saved companies hundreds of thousands of pounds while remaining approachable and genuinely keen to solve any problem, no matter how large.

"Let me use my fault-finding skills to help you to achieve great results in your metallurgy processes."

Ray Bignell

Use our assistance to problem solve:

  • Ingot cracking
  • Casting setup and control
  • Ultrasonic issues
  • Porosity, non-metallic inclusions, grain size
  • Hash and edge lamination from rolling
  • Metal quality
  • Cleaning efficiency
  • Ceramic foam filters (CFFs)
  • Chlorine injection
  • Salt generation and formation

In 2017 Ray was recognised as a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining. Fellowship is a prestigious grade for those who have made a significant contribution or established a record of achievement in the materials, minerals, mining or other technical discipline covered by IOM3.

Ray Bignell Consultancy

"Ray Bignell is probably one of the ten most knowledgeable people in the world in the area of hard alloy casting, set-up and control "

Donald Eckley - President, Keystone Systems Inc, Butler, PA, USA