• The NEW AIST Resource Center

    The NEW AIST Resource Center

    Your new home for steel industry knowledge! Download issues of Iron & Steel Technology, technical papers from past steel conferences, technical articles, industry roundups, statistics and more.

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  • Women In Steel Conference

    Women In Steel Conference

    This inaugural event has been created to support the recruitment, engagement and professional development of women in the global steel industry. Over two days, the event will feature three panel discussions, two keynote speakers, and leadership skills training to enhance attendee personal and professional growth. We are expecting an audience of more than 200 steel professionals, from operators to human resource personnel, representing individuals at various stages of their careers, to participate in this event. ALL are encouraged to attend this unique and inclusive seminar.

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  • Steel 2030: New Priorities – New Strategies – New Winners

    Steel 2030: New Priorities – New Strategies – New Winners

    Join us in New York City this June for the premier event for steel industry executives. At the Global Steel Dynamics Forum, the most influential executives, policy makers, and strategic thinkers from across the global steel industry will come together to discuss how the industry will evolve in the years ahead and what it will look like in 2030 and beyond.

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  • Learn New Technologies, Trends and Tactics

    Learn New Technologies, Trends and Tactics

    Develop your knowledge, connect with industry peers and advance your career with AIST. Check out the full list of upcoming training and networking events.

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  • Student Activities –  Steel to Students

    Student Activities – Steel to Students

    The AIST Foundation awards more than US$700,000 annually in scholarships and grants, and offers s a growing number of programs to help students become further involved in the iron and steel industry.

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  • Join a Technology Committee – Get Involved!

    Join a Technology Committee – Get Involved!

    AIST Members who serve on Technology Committees become an integral part of a vital network to solve problems and advance the state of technology within the industry.

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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.

    Join AIST’s Global Network


29th Crane Symposium

12–14 Jun 2023 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Presentations focused on safe work practices and ergonomics; electrical, mechanical and structural maintenance techniques; crane inspection technologies; and best practices in EOT crane modernizations.

Sheet Processing and Finishing Lines—A Practical Training Seminar

18–21 Sep 2023 | Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Overview of process lines, including — pickling, annealing, galvanizing, cleaning, plating, painting, skinpass rolling, leveling, slitting and special processes.

Maintenance Solutions: Concepts to Troubleshooting

26–28 Sep 2023 | Greenville, South Carolina, USA

The conference is intended for maintenance, operations and engineering personnel.

Secondary Steelmaking Refractories – A Practical Training Seminar

03–05 Oct 2023 | Tempe, Arizona, USA

Secondary steelmaking refractory maintenance is vital to both productivity and safety in a meltshop and caster. 

Continuous Casting – A Practical Training Seminar

17–19 Oct 2023 | Florence, Indiana, USA

This informative program targets the heart of steelmaking: the frontline operator. 

The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

24–25 Oct 2023 | Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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


Learn more about the steel manufacturing process

The #AISTSteelWheel can help you understand the EAF and how electrical & chemical energy is utilized to create a heat of steel.

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Monthly Journal

Material Handling, Packaging & Transportation

2023 June Issue

2023–2024 AIST president Barry T. Schneider (center), president and chief operating officer, Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), Fort Wayne, Ind., USA, is pictured with Anita Raypole (left), creative director (digital print) and Luvy Arora (right), cold mill process engineer — paint and dig-ital printing. A feature interview with Schneider begins on page 32.

Raypole, Schneider and Arora are pictured at SDI’s high-definition digital coil printing line — the first in North America. Running at 200 feet/minute, the line uses four color bars with 26 individual print heads that produce high- resolution images up to 32 feet in length.

Beginning with a cold-rolled steel coil, the product, called TruSteel HD™, is galvanized, then sent through pre-treatment before it receives a primer coat and top coat. The final two steps are high-definition printing and an electron beam clear coat protection layer. TruSteel HD is ideal for garage doors, building panels, office furniture, appliances, interior building applications and construction products.