Association for Iron and Steel Technology

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The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit professional organization focused on promoting the international iron and steel industry through networking and education.[1][2] The AIST has over 15,000 members in 70 countries, though the majority of its members are from North America, reflecting its historical link to the American Steel industry.[3] The AIST was formed from a merger from two older organizations, the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers and the Iron and Steel Society in 2004.[4] The AIST is a member organization of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). The head office of the organization is in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, where it shares a building with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). From these offices is published the monthly Iron and Steel Technology magazine.[5] The Association also runs an international conference each year called AISTech. The AIST also offers training courses and local events organized by its various chapters and committees.

Technology Divisions[edit]

The AIST has a number of active Divisions reflecting the diversity of technological interests in the steel industry, these are:[6]

  • Safety and Environment
  • Cokemaking and Ironmaking
  • Steelmaking
  • Refining and Casting
  • Rolling and Processing
  • Metallurgy
  • Energy and Control
  • Plant Services and Reliability
  • Materials Movement and Transportation

These divisions are served by a number of committees that organize sessions at the AISTech conference and oversee training and education activities relating to these areas of knowledge.