Steel Dynamics, Inc. Hosts Tour for CIVS Smart Ladle Team

January 22, 2020

Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Butler, IN once again invited the CIVS Smart Ladle Team to tour their facility and meet with their industry professionals on January 9th. They were invited there as part of the AIST Digital Transformation Smart Ladle Project, which is from a cutting-edge initiative to use big data and machine learning to improve the steel production process.

SDI Melt/Cast Process Technician Wade Shull took the CIVS team on an in-depth tour of the melt/cast shop, including time spent observing operations in the ladle metallurgy furnace and steel casters.  After the tour, the CIVS team was joined by the SDI LMF/Caster Metallurgist Chase Ault and SDI Casting Manager Yury Krotov for discussion on development for the Smart Ladle systems and how they can be incorporated into SDI’s production workflow.