Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium
In order to maintain global competitiveness, steel manufacturing in the U.S. needs to optimize its manufacturing capabilities, and improve both efficiency and workforce training. Newly developed and emerging simulation and visualization technologies have recently provided efficient, effective, and economical tools for improving process and product design, troubleshooting, optimization, and workplace safety, while also providing state-of-the-art, cost-effective, and efficient workforce training to address debilitating skill gaps.
For this AMTech project, the team will launch an industry-led consortium to work with stakeholders from industry, government and non-profit organizations across the value chain to further R&D and implementation of advanced simulation and visualization technologies in a pre-competitive environment to help solve key problems as identified and prioritized according to the planned technology roadmap.
OBJECTIVES & EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Establish a new and sustainable industry-led steel manufacturing consortium that will focus on supporting the development of simulation and visualization technologies to address major technological issues and related barriers that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the steel industry.
Develop a technology roadmap to identify and prioritize relevant research projects that will improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, decrease downtime, improve operation efficiency, improve workplace safety, reduce the skills gap, improve fuel efficiency, and advance steel manufacturing competitiveness across the steel manufacturing value chain.