• Watch It Now On Demand!

    Watch It Now On Demand!

    In case you missed it, members can now check out the virtual Steelmaker of the Year and Hogan Memorial Lecture Award Presentations on AIST.org. Get inspired by Leon Topalian’s encouraging words on what we can expect for the steel industry in 2020 and beyond and hear some of the key’s behind John Ferriola’s renowned success — certainly a must watch in our book.

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    Steel Industry Webinars

    Register now to hear industry experts to discuss topics and events impacting the steel community.

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    Membership

    Take charge of your career by joining AIST’s unique global network of steel industry professionals. Hundreds of educational resources and networking opportunities are provided to help individuals reach professional and corporate goals.

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  • Pre-Order the 2021 Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    Pre-Order the 2021 Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    Available in hard copy or e-book!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar

01–05 Feb 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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

Hot Sheet and Plate Rolling Fundamentals — Practical Training Seminar

08–11 Feb 2021 | Starkville, Mississippi, USA

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of hot rolling steel strip and plate.

Long Products Rolling – A Practical Training Seminar

09–11 Feb 2021 | San Antonio, Texas, USA

The primary focus is on the process and equipment customarily found in the rolling mill building. 

The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

24–25 Mar 2021 | Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States

The making, shaping, and treating of steel are critical to product design, application, cost and performance. 

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The steel manufacturing process involves a wide variety of technologies to monitor material flow and quality.  A new digital app helps visualize how steel is made from raw materials through to final product. 

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Monthly Journal


Process Control & Automation

2020 December Issue

With a simple tablet or smartphone, combined with the capabilities of the SES augmented reality, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel are able to view real-time, critical predictive and preventive maintenance wear points of this 10-ton hex bundler at Vallourec’s seamless tube manufacturing facility in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. This technological innovation can be implemented for a single piece of equipment, an entire finishing line, process line, rolling mill or a complete facility.