• Membership


    Open the door to new career responsibilities through a wide range of education and networking opportunities to enhance your professional development. AIST’s incomparable network represents decades of experience in the iron and steel industry.

    Renew Your AIST Membership Today Stay Connected, Stay Involved.

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  • AISTech


    Get international exposure for your work! Submit your abstract today for AISTech 2015 – The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, 4-7 May 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. AISTech 2015 will hold the ICSTI 2015 – The 7th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking.

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  • Fastest 50 Awards

    Fastest 50 Awards

    AIST was Recognized at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, one of only two multiple Grand Award winners. AISTech won for “Highest Growth in Attendance by Percentage” and “Fastest-Growing Show Organized by an Association.”

    Thank you, AIST Members!

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  • Free Company Listing in 2015 Directory

    Free Company Listing in 2015 Directory

    Take advantage of a FREE company listing in the 2015 Directory — Iron & Steel Plants! The Directory is the "black book" known industry-wide for its comprehensive details on North American steel producers and suppliers from around the world. The Directory includes information on capacities, products and equipment for more than 1,500 companies and 15,000 key personnel. The Directory will be available for purchase in January 2015.

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  • T.C. Graham Prize

    T.C. Graham Prize

    AIST is looking for ideas that make an impact! The T. C. Graham Fund for Innovation In Steel Application is sponsoring an annual contest to encourage and recognize applications for steel that may lead to the development of new markets. The winning entry will receive a US$20,000 cash prize.

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  • Simposio de Grúas (Crane Symposium)

    Simposio de Grúas (Crane Symposium)

    This two-day symposium, held 3–5 November in Santa Fe, Argentina, will deliver practical information and experiences from crane maintenance personnel, crane manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and engineering consultants who strive to make electric overhead traveling cranes and their runways the safest, most reliable, durable machinery and equipment in the industry.

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Continuous Casting

20 - 23 Oct 2014 |Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

This informative program targets the heart of steelmaking: the frontline operator. The focus of the program is to discuss the practical aspects of casting slabs, billets and blooms, while introducing theoretical concepts. 

Simposio de Grúas (Crane Symposium)

03 - 05 Nov 2014 |, Rosario, Argentina

The symposium will deliver practical information and experiences from crane personnel who strive to make electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes and their runways the safest, most durable equipment.

Three AIST Events, One Location

19 - 21 Nov 2014 |New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to expand your visibility, increase your efficiency and strengthen your network!

DRI: Logistics, Production and Utilization

19 - 21 Nov 2014 |New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Held in conjunction with AIST’s Leadership Conference and the Birmingham and Southwest Member Chapter Annual Meeting.

Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking

02 - 06 Feb 2015 |Cleveland, Ohio, USA

This course covers safety, the basics of electrical and mechanical features of electric arc furnaces, refractories, and the role of raw materials.

Rod & Bar Rolling – A Practical Training Seminar

23 - 26 Feb 2015 |Charleston, South Carolina, USA

A technical look at rolling forces will increase one’s understanding of torque and how it relates to mill rolling equipment.

Cold Rolling Fundamentals-A Practical Training Seminar

01 - 05 Mar 2015 |Mobile, Alabama, USA

The course covers fundamentals, equipment, rolling theory, control, threading, rolls, lubrication, measurement, safety and new technology. 

Process Systems

02 - 05 Mar 2015 |Mobile, Alabama, USA

The intent of this conference is to educate and inform on the various components and systems available, making organizational discussions less stressful and implementation more seamless.


New! DRI Subcommittee

AIST’s Ironmaking Technology Committee has formed a subcommittee to focus on the emerging market and technological trends for DRI and HBI products.

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Monthly Journal

November Issue 2014

Hot Flat Product Rolling, Rolls, Safety & Health

2014 November Issue

Located near San Nicolás, Argentina, Ternium Siderar’s hot rolling mill began rolling in June 1962, producing 173 metric tons/year. Actual production capacity is now more than 2.8 million metric tons/year through successive modifications, including additional reheating furnaces, roughing and finishing mill motors, an additional hydraulic coiler and various upgrades on its control system.