• 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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    Hear the heavy metal thunder? That’s the sound of North American iron and steel, recast by consolidation, reinvigorated through billions of dollars in greenfield investment and reenergized by new demand opportunities. It’s clearly an auspicious time. So how do we make the most of it? And what’s likely to come our way? For an answer, join us as we ask five industry leaders for their perspectives during the 2023 Town Hall Forum. 

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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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    Join us Tuesday, 9 May 2023, from 8 to 10 a.m. for the President's Award Breakfast where John Brett, Executive Vice President – Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal North America, will deliver the keynote presentation.  This signature plenary event also includes the presentation of the AIST Board of Directors Awards, including the 2023 Steelmaker of the Year. Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased when you register for AISTech 2023. Advance single tickets are US$45, and a table of 10 is US$400. 

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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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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

Coke & Ironmaking

2023 April Issue

United States Steel Corporation in January 2023 shipped its first barge of pig iron from its US$60 million pig iron caster to Big River Steel, a new milestone in the execution of the company’s “Best for All” strategy. The pig caster, installed at its Gary Works in Indiana, produced its first batch of iron late last year. Capable of making 500,000 tons annually, the caster will be able meet 50% of Big River’s ore-based metallics needs. The caster was completed on budget and ahead of schedule, according to U. S. Steel.