Steel Institute Announces Launch of Research Solicitation to Industry, Academia, Government and Private Laboratories for Start of 2017

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For Immediate Release

December 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced the launch of a new research solicitation for Advanced Measurement Technology. AISI encourages proposals from industry, universities, government and private laboratories located in North America. The solicitation is based on the technological needs of the industry that have been identified by the AISI Committee on Manufacturing Technology.

“The North American steel industry has a decades-long history of conducting research aimed at improved quality and process measurement in steelmaking technology,” said Thomas J. Gibson, AISI president and CEO. “Research is at the heart of the steel industry’s commitment to developing technical solutions today that will help realize the next-generation steel plant of the future. This next research initiative for Advanced Measurement Technology will support more accurate modeling, real-time sensing and overall quality improvements.”

After reviewing a comprehensive list of potential research projects, the Committee on Manufacturing Technology identified Advanced Measurement Technology as the highest priority for the steel industry to pursue in 2017. As described in the solicitation, the steel industry has a need for sensors which can measure various parameters throughout the steelmaking process. Big data analysis is also a priority for this research project, so that the data from the sensors can be compiled and then used to predict steel production characteristics.

For information and instructions for submitting proposals for the Advanced Measurement Technology Research solicitation, go to www.steel.org/researchsolicitation.aspx. Proposals will be accepted until February 28, 2017.

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Contact: Elizabeth Vago
202.452.7126 / evago@steel.org

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).