The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101
The AIST Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101 Specialty Training Seminar was held at the Hotel Safi Valle in San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L., Mexico, on 19–21 June 2013. The conference was co-organized by the Mexico Member Chapter and, with their support, brought in more than 80 attendees. On Wednesday, 19 June, Ronald O’Malley of Nucor Steel–Decatur LLC opened the course by discussing the history of the steel industry. Additional topics discussed that day included ironmaking, primary and secondary ladle metallurgy, refractories and continuous casting. A networking reception was held on Wednesday evening and was sponsored by Delta Steel Technologies.
On Thursday, 20 June, Bob Greuter of Danieli Corp. continued the program, focusing on end products, rolling, coating, types of steel, downstream processing and defect detection. To conclude the conference on Friday, 21 June, the attendees toured the Ternium facility.
Participants from Ternium and ArcelorMittal represented nearly half of the conference’s total attendance. There were also 15 students who participated, sponsored by the AIST Foundation’s Steel to Students Training Program. AIST would like to thank the Mexico Member Chapter for all of its help in this effort.