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Magazine Issue: November December 2017


Bridging the Digital Divide
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?

Columns

PARTING SHOTS

From the Editor

COMMENT

  • A teachable moment . . .

    In what some might consider the bloodless equivalent of the honor code of seppuku practiced by Samurai warriors in feudal Japan, Kobe Steel Ltd. is going to gut-wrenching lengths to come to terms with a data-tampering scandal that has spooked the worldwide metals supply chain and punctured Japan Inc.’s reputation for product quality.

Features

SPOTLIGHT ON STRUCTURAL STEEL

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

    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.

MARKET MONITOR

  • A veteran mill drives back to the future in automotive steels

    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.

STEEL TECHNOLOGY: AN INSIDE TAKE

  • Steel R&D from the inside out

    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.

STEEL TECHNOLOGY: SUPPLIERS WEIGH IN

  • Exploit and Explore

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

STEEL TECHNOLOGY: THE AGE OF CONNECTIVITY

  • How do you define 'smart'?

    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.

MINING THE HUMAN INTERFACE

  • Bridging the Digital Divide

    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?


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