• 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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  • The 2022 AIST Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    The 2022 AIST Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    A guide that details North American steel producers and international industry suppliers. Manage your time efficiently and ensure you're getting in touch with the right people!

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  • Register by 31 January 2022 and SAVE

    Register by 31 January 2022 and SAVE

    Save US$100* on full conference registration when you register by 31 January 2022. Only one discount per registrant.

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  • Membership

    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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  • Booth Space Is Available But Not For Long

    Booth Space Is Available But Not For Long

    With the steel industry experiencing record-breaking gains, we expect AISTech 2022 to be a record-breaking event! The floor plan is already more than 80% sold — don’t wait to reserve your spot! The clock is ticking and booth space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar

07–11 Feb 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

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

Long Products Rolling – A Practical Training Seminar

22–24 Feb 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The seminar will contain both theoretical presentations and real-world case studies from long products producers in North America. 

Energy and Utilities Workshop - Roadmap to the Energy Efficient, Sustainable and Decarbonized Steel Industry

14–17 Mar 2022 | Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Improving energy efficiency will not only drive down costs in the production of steel but it will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry

14–16 Mar 2022 | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

The digital transformation (DT) journey continues to be a critical component for all steel companies.

Sheet Processing and Finishing Lines—A Practical Training Seminar

20–23 Mar 2022 | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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

The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

05–06 Apr 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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

STEEL INDUSTRY RESOURCES

We Want To Recognize Your Hard Work

AIST recognizes, through peer review, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals and companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry. Do you know someone who has improved and advanced the steelmaking process? There's no need to wait — nominate them today for an AIST Award.

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Monthly Journal


Cold Sheet Rolling, Processing, Coating & Finishing

2022 February Issue

The pickling and galvanizing line (PGL) at Nucor Steel Gallatin produces pickled and oiled, galvanized, and galvannealed products from hot-rolled strip. The “U”-shaped line has side-by-side entry and exit sections that allow a design production of 735,000 tons per year with minimal personnel. Combining the pickling and coating processes in a single line using an electrically heated furnace, the process is inherently low in capital cost, operating cost and emissions.