Making Steel

Continuous caster - U.S. Steel Corporation

Our constant drive for innovation, for exploring new, more competitive and cleaner ways to make steel is the North American steel industry’s signature to making steel.

Innovation and technology have transformed America’s steel industry into one of the world’s most competitive, sustainable and environmentally progressive industries.

  • Steel productivity has more than tripled since the early 1980s – making America stronger at home and abroad.
  • AISI Member Companies are investing in new research called the CO2 Breakthrough Program, investigating revolutionary ways of making steel while emitting little or no CO2.
  • Through funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), AISI’s automotive program has accelerated technical developments leading mass reduction with steel by up to 31%, taking steel closer to the government’s goal for Freedom Car with 50% less mass.

Learn More About:


  • Steel Glossary

    Michelle Applebaum Research provides this collection of terms and concepts used in our research, company and industry reports.

  • Technology Roadmap Program (TRP)

    Newly released report - a collaborative R&D effort jointly supported by the steel industry and the United States Department of Energy(DOE).

Did You Know

A Steel Recipe Book may comprise about 500 different steel grades. The accuracy is determined in hundredths of one percent.