The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation hosted the NIST Planning Committee meeting Wednesday. 25 industry leaders and CIVS staff met to discuss the major tasks, goals, expected outcomes, and timelines for the creation of the Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium. The committee identified potential members, discussed ideas for organizational structures, and established research project focus groups and leaders in preparation for Workshop Planning Committee meeting in October.
The Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium will work toward long-range technical solutions that steel companies and their suppliers can implement to improve efficiency, lower production costs, and advance the quality of steel manufacturing in the United States. The consortium’s initial task will be to develop an industry-led technology roadmap that will identify and prioritize research projects directed towards applying simulation and visualization tools that will strengthen manufacturing performance across the steel industry’s value chain.