CIVS hosted the two-day 2017 Semi-Annual meeting of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana on May 16 and 17, 2017. The SMSVC is a steel industry consortium that focuses on the development of simulation and visualization technologies to address major issues faced by the steel industry.
Over 50 attendees participated in the meeting from the 11 consortium member companies: AK Steel, ArcelorMittal, Cliffs Natural Resources, HATCH, NIPSCO, NUCOR, Praxair, SSAB, Steel Dynamics, U.S. Steel, and Union Gas. During the meeting, seven technical projects were presented by CIVS students together with the project technical committee members from industry. Future research directions were also discussed. The meeting was a phenomenal success.