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Project Aims to Optimize SSAB Slab Reheating Furnace

February 9, 2016

Picutre of a Reheat FurnaceAs part of the steel production process, steel slabs are often reheated in order to elevate their temperature. Before the hot rolling process, the steel slabs are heated to approximately 1,500K, and this reheating is one of the most energy consuming processes ...

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Research at Purdue Calumet’s CIVS Earns National Award

January 19, 2016

A technical paper written by researchers of Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and AK Steel about a way to improve steel production based on a concept developed at the steel company’s Dearborn, Mich. Works has been selected to receive a national award this spring.

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Purdue Calumet CIVS students contribute to steel-making understanding tool

December 16, 2015

Three recent Purdue University Calumet engineering students collaborated with the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) in developing an innovative tool that enables greater worldwide understanding of the steelmaking process.

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AIST Press Release: Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel® Wheel

December 1, 2015

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology has released a press release describing their collaboration with CIVS on the creation of the Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel® Wheel.

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Director Zhou Supports 1st TMS Summit on IMMI

November 19, 2015

Dr. Chenn Zhou, director of CIVS, attended the 1st Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Summit on Integrated Manufacturing and Materials Innovations held November 15-18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Working with CIVS: A Company’s Perspective

November 11, 2015

ArcelorMittal has posted two articles which feature CIVS on their website, usa.arcelormittal.com. For companies who have not worked with CIVS before, the articles offer a rare glimpse into the experience of working with the center. One article covers the aspects of working with the center from a research project perspective and describes how using Computational ...

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EDITORIAL: NWI Needs to Cultivate Manufacturing Workers

October 20, 2015

Northwest Indiana has long been proud of its industrial might, and deservedly so. That muscle must not be allowed to atrophy. We must pay attention to manufacturers’ future workforce needs.

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9 Undergraduate Research Grants Awarded to CIVS

October 16, 2015

Nine undergraduate research teams mentored by CIVS have received research grants for their work in their Senior Design courses.

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World’s Steelmakers Take Virtual Trip at Purdue Cal

October 14, 2015

HAMMOND | Steel industry representatives from all over the world descended on Purdue University Calumet Tuesday, where they took a virtual tour of the inside of blast furnaces and other industrial facilities.

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Northwest Indiana Forum’s Manufacturing Summit Paints a Bright Picture for Present and Future State of Manufacturing

October 6, 2015

Urschel Laboratories held dozens of representatives from aspects of business and manufacturing as they gathered to celebrate Manufacturing Day, take a look at the accomplishments of Northwest Indiana’s triumphs in manufacturing and where it will go in the future.

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‘When We Stop Making Stuff, We Become Stupid.’

October 6, 2015

CHESTERTON | If you’ve eaten a potato chip since 1957, it was almost certainly sliced by a machine made by the now Chesterton-based Urschel Laboratories.

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Continuing to Lead for Improving Manufacturing in the NW Indiana Region

October 5, 2015

CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou was a panelist for the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Panel during the Northwest Indiana 2015 Manufacturing Summit held at Urshel Labs this past Friday.

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Program Puts HPC in Hands of Manufacturers

September 30, 2015

A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing (HPC) capabilities of Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. The new program was announced by David Danielson, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Tuesday, at DOE’s ...

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International Cooperation

September 30, 2015

Engineers from ArcelorMittal Europe in France and its affiliate CRM Group in Belgium visited CIVS this week to learn more about the center’s blast furnace modeling capabilities. Technical discussions regarding the scope and development of CIVS’ in-house blast furnace modeling software allowed the engineers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying concepts and operating ...

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2015 Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Summit

September 29, 2015

The Center of Workforce Innovations, The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue Calumet (CIVS), NIPSCO, Urschel and The Northwest Indiana Forum will host a half-day summit – The 2015 Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Summit – focused on the manufacturing sector in our seven-county area. The summit will explore the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and ...

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CIVS one of five seedling projects for newly formed DOE High Performance Center

September 24, 2015

The following is a press release by the Lawrence Livermore High Performance Center:

A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing (HPC) capabilities of Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. The new program was announced by David Danielson, assistant ...

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HS Teachers Invited to Free Engineering Workshop at Purdue Calumet 9/25

September 22, 2015

Area high school STEM teachers are invited to join civil engineering faculty from across the nation Friday (9/25) at Purdue University Calumet for a workshop about a new 3D virtual reality resource for hydrology and hydraulics courses.

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NSF Funded Workshop on Virtual 3D Flood Lab Modules to be Held at CIVS

September 18, 2015

Civil Engineering faculty from across the country will be visiting CIVS on September 25th for a day-long workshop on a new 3D virtual reality resource for hydrology and hydraulics courses.

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Serious Game Design Contest

September 4, 2015

The English Lecture Series (ELS) is excited to announce a contest to design a serious game for pedagogical use in partnership with Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS).

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Dr. Chenn Zhou and CIVS Featured in NWI Business Quarterly

September 2, 2015

CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation were featured in the latest edition of the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine. CIVS’ advanced simulation techniques and virtual reality technologies and their role in more immediate applications of biomedical research are highlighted in an article titled “Biomedical Breakthroughs.” See the ...

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