COMT

AISI’s Committee on Manufacturing Technology (COMT) gives direction to the Collaborative Research and Development Program. The COMT meets twice per year and holds conference calls as needed.

Mission

To provide AISI members technological awareness, anticipation, evaluation and leadership addressing opportunities and competitive threats to ensure steel continues as the material of choice.

Goals

Increase the competitiveness of the North American steel industry by:

  • Lowering energy use and CO2 emissions
  • Lowering emissions to our environment
  • Enhancing product performance
  • Leveraging steel industry resources and risk

Membership

You must be a member of AISI to be eligible to participate in the COMT.  There are two types of membership within the COMT:  Producer and Associate

Producer COMT Members

  • AK Steel
  • Algoma
  • ArcelorMittal
  • California Steel Industries
  • Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
  • EVRAZ
  • Nucor
  • SSAB
  • Stelco
  • TimkenSteel
  • U.S. Steel

Associate COMT Members

  • Berry Metal
  • Itipack
  • JNE Consulting
  • Phoenix Services LLC
  • SMS-group
  • Syscon Sensors
  • Tenova

If you are interested in being involved or becoming a member, please contact Michael Sortwell.

Technology Roadmap

COMING SOON!

Institute Medal

The American Iron and Steel Institute Medal has been awarded each year since 1929 to the author(s) of a technical paper having special merit and importance in connection with the activities and interests of the iron and steel industry. The Medal is awarded by the AISI Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Committee on Manufacturing Technology. 

>> Past Winners

2018 Winner -AK Steel


From left to right – Roger Newport, AISI Chairman, CEO, AK Steel Corporation; Sean Donnelly, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco; Pallava Kaushik, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; Dongwei Fan, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; John Brett, CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

“Deformation Mode and Strain Path Dependence of Martensite Phase Transformation in a Medium Manganese TRIP Steel”

Louis G. Hector, Jr., GM Global Technical, General Motors Corporation; Xiaohua Hu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Panagiotis Makrygiannis, AK Steel Research and Innovation; Yang Ren, X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory; Xin Sun, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Grant A. Thomas, AK Steel Research and Innovation; Yu-Wei Wang, AK Steel Research and Innovation; Wei Wu, AK Steel Research and Innovation; Feng Zhu, AK Steel Research and Innovation.

2018 Finalist - ArcelorMittal

(L-R) Roger Newport, AISI Chairman, CEO, AK Steel Corporation; Sean Donnelly, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco; Pallava Kaushik, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; Dongwei Fan, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; John Brett, CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute
From left to right – Roger Newport, AISI Chairman, CEO, AK Steel Corporation; Sean Donnelly, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco; Pallava Kaushik, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; Dongwei Fan, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; John Brett, CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

“Bending Performance Improvement of Dual-Phase Steel With 1000-MPa Tensile Strength”

Dongwei Fan, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; Negin Jahangiri, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Hyunjo Jun, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company; Pallava Kaushik, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; and, Howie Pielet, ArcelorMittal Global R&D

2018 Finalist - U.S. Steel

(L-R) Roger Newport, AISI Chairman, CEO, AK Steel Corporation; Joe Vehec, Research Consultant Strategic Resources Division, U.S. Steel; David B. Burritt, president and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Steel; Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute
From left to right – Roger Newport, AISI Chairman, CEO, AK Steel Corporation; Joe Vehec, Research Consultant Strategic Resources Division, U.S. Steel; David B. Burritt, president and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Steel; Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

“Flatness Control in Finishing Stands of the Hot Strip Mill With Primary and Secondary Actuators”

Eugene Nikitenko, Senior Research Consultant, U. S.  Steel Research and Technology

For more information on the annual general meeting, please contact Elizabeth Vago.