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Introduction to Steel 201 Workshop

Written by John Packard

Steel Market Update, with the help of AK Steel, has developed a new steel training workshop that we are calling Steel 201: Introduction to Advanced High Strength and Other New Steels.

The Steel 201 Workshop will cover the following:

steel 201Day One (Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018)

Welcome to AK Steel and introductions (Kirk Reich, President & COO, AK Steel; JB Chronister, General Manager-Products & Marketing; and John Packard, Steel Market Update)

Review of the steelmaking and rolling process (Chuck McDaniels, metallurgist and SMU instructor)

How various qualities of steel are made (Chuck McDaniels, SMU instructor)

Introduction to “New Steels” (AK Steel metallurgists/engineers)

Tour of the AK Steel Research and Innovation Center (AK Steel metallurgists/engineers)

Overview of “Lightweighting” Options for automotive, as well as non-automotive end uses (AK Steel metallurgists/engineers)

How to Process New Steels (Dean Linders, VP of Marketing, Red Bud Industries)

Day Two (Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018)

Tour of AK Steel Middletown fully integrated steel mill (4-hour tour with AK Steel guides)

Review of Mill Tour and Question and Answer Opportunity (AK Steel and SMU instructors)

The Product Development Process (JB Chronister, AK Steel, and Doug Bernd, SMU instructor)

Included in the program:

  • Cocktail/networking dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • All lunches and breaks
  • Transportation from hotel to AK Steel Research and Innovation Center and Middletown steel mill

Cost: $2,000 per person with special 50% off discount for companies who have previously attended a Steel 101 workshop or any of our SMU Steel Summit Conferences. To access the discount, please enter special201 in the discount box when you register online or you can call 772-932-7538.

Questions: Please call John Packard at 800-432-3475.

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