The list of member companies participating in the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) continues to grow with the addition of EVRAZ North America. Discussions between CIVS and SMSVC Director Dr. Chenn Zhou and EVRAZ NA engineers at AIST’s SteelSIM 2019 conference played a role in expanding collaborations, particularly with regard to improving processes such as the electric arc furnace, reheating furnace, and more.
EVRAZ North America Research Engineer Dr. Bikram Konar said, “EVRAZ North America is excited to become a member of the SMSVC and looking forward to participating and contributing to the group as well as benefiting from utilizing the knowledge and resources the consortium offers.”
Headquartered in nearby Chicago, IL, EVRAZ North America has production sites located in Oregon and Colorado in the United States and Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada. EVRAZ produces a variety of specialty steel products including plate, coiled plate, rail, and more, with leading positions in the West Coast plate and Western Canada oil country tubular goods markets.
The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) is an industry-led, self-sustained consortium that was launched in 2016 through a US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) initiative aimed at establishing new or strengthening existing industry-driven consortia to promote advanced manufacturing. The SMSVC is housed at Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and encompasses steel producers, raw materials and energy/utility suppliers, and steel users.