Past Events

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.

1. Attendees of The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101 (MSTS: 101) had the opportunity to ask questions during breaks. 2. There were more than 80 attendees at MSTS: 101 in Mexico. 3. Myrna Molina (front, right) presented a plaque of appreciation to Bernardo Guerra Barrera (front, left) for hosting the tour of Ternium Mexico during MSTS: 101. 4. Attendees enjoyed a meal during MSTS: 101 (left to right): Carolina Lapray, Fernando Sandoval, Cesar Ibarra, Victor Martinez and Adrian Vargas. 5. A reception was held during the MSTS: 101 seminar (left to right): Gabriela Martinez, Alejandra Solís, Lizangela Guerra and Enedely Silerio.