• A 7,391-ton study in mind-boggling complexity Nov 29, 2017

    As Owen Steel fabricates one custom-tailored shape after another, the first new office building to rise on New York’s famed Park Avenue in almost fifty years reaches skyward. The 850-foot high structure is being built out from within the shell of a pre-existing building.

  • A veteran mill drives back to the future in automotive steels Nov 29, 2017

    Confronted by well-heeled mini-mill competitors on one side and aluminum producers on the other, the GM of ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor is counting on integrated technology to not only hold on to steel’s share of the automotive market but add to it.

  • Bridging the Digital Divide Nov 29, 2017

    For all their power and untapped potential, what good are cyber tools ranging from Big Data mining and analytics to machine learning, the Cloud and IoT if your workforce doesn’t know how to manage and maximize their use?

  • Exploit and Explore Nov 29, 2017

    While steelmakers ponder the promise of digitalization, mill equipment suppliers are busy fine-tuning and pushing existing technologies and facilities to their full potential.

  • How do you define 'smart'? Nov 29, 2017

    Some say “smart” steelmaking has already arrived, others say not so fast. Although opinions vary regarding what actually comprises a smart mill, there is broad agreement on areas of progress and the challenges that remain.

  • Steel R&D from the inside out Nov 29, 2017

    Three industry insiders – top researchers at AK Steel, ArcelorMittal and TimkenSteel – step out of the lab to size up the priorities and state of play in steel research today.

  • En garde! Oct 01, 2017

    So far, there has been little communication out of China regarding what nonferrous commodities might fall under the country’s National Sword policy. The longer the silence, the steeper the concern mounts among aluminum and copper scrap exporters that the sword will swing their way.

  • Five truths Steel can not afford to ignore Oct 01, 2017

    An industry-wide obsession with trade and overcapacity is masking a handful of developments—from digital disruption to a downward spiral in the relative value of steel—that are reshaping the global steel industry, Accenture Strategy warns.

  • Shop till you drop Oct 01, 2017

    Scrap recyclers know what they want and equipment suppliers are busy meeting and anticipating those needs. More analytics and increasingly sophisticated separation technologies top a wish list leaning toward increased pre-shredding and right-sized processing tools.

  • Super charging the demolition derby's spoils Oct 01, 2017

    On a fast track, live and on-line salvage vehicle auction company IAA is racing to keep pace with the rise in the ‘total-loss’ frequency rate of wrecked autos and exploring forming strategic relationships with auto recyclers and dismantlers.