• Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

    7–9 March 2017 • The Edward Hotel and Convention Center • Dearborn, MI, USA

    Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

7–9 March 2017 • The Edward Hotel and Convention Center • Dearborn, MI, USA

Featuring a tour of Gerdau Special Steel North America – Monroe Mill

Course Description

The modern production of steel has evolved over many centuries, with many technological improvements during the last 25 years. The making, shaping, and treating of steel are critical to product design, application, cost and performance. It is essential that employees involved in producing iron and steel, operating rolling mills, supplying equipment and materials to the steel industry, designing products, engineering, sales and construction have an understanding of what steel is, how it is produced, and the effects of making, shaping and treatment on the final performance of steel products. This course provides essential knowledge to those who do not have a technical background in metallurgical engineering, rolling or quality-added downstream processing but have a need to understand more about the technical aspects of steel manufacturing, properties and applications.


Dr. Ronald J. O’Malley
F. Kenneth Iverson Chair, professor and director, Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology
In addition to more than 25 years of industry experience, O’Malley holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. and B.S. degrees in materials engineering from Drexel University. He has also been recognized as an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow and received the 2012 AIST Benjamin F. Fairless Award.

Dr. Steven G. Jansto
Market and technical development manager, CBMM North America
Jansto earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University, and B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University. He has more than 30 years of operational, technical, quality control, process and physical metallurgy experience in steelmaking, clean steel technology, thick- and thin-slab casting, hot rolling and finishing of plate, and sheet and long products. He has published more than 125 papers internationally and received several AIST Jerry Silver Awards, one patent, and an ASTM recognition award, among others.

Who Should Attend

Iron and steel industry production workers and supervisors, equipment and materials suppliers to the steel industry, steel marketing and sales personnel, machine shop personnel, quality control technicians and supervisors, and component designers and engineers.

Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) Program

AIST recently launched the Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program to encourage our members to help boost the next generation’s involvement in AIST and the steel industry. If you are an AIST member and are bringing a Young Professional (age 30 and under) to the conference, you can receive a free gift. All you have to do is enter their contact information on the registration form when you sign up for the conference. Find out more information about the program here.  

Professional Development Hours

This course may qualify for up to 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of PDH credits earned for the course. This course is not approved for PDH credits in New York, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.