The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) is a nationwide, industry-led sustainable consortium that was launched in 2016 by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest and is supported by more than 15 companies and other organizations.
The consortium originated from a U.S. 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 in the U.S. Funded by an Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTech) Planning Grant from the NIST, the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium membership encompasses steel producers, suppliers, and users – including energy suppliers/utility companies – whose purpose is to address major technological issues and barriers related to growth, and ensure the global competitiveness of U.S. steel manufacturers. The original project objectives, which still serve to guide SMSVC activities, are as follows:
Establish a new and sustainable industry-led steel manufacturing consortium that will focus on supporting the development of simulation and visualization technologies to address major technological issues and related barriers that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the steel industry.
Develop a technology roadmap to identify and prioritize relevant research projects that will advance steel manufacturing competitiveness across the steel manufacturing value chain.
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COMPANIES SUPPORTING THE PROJECT
THE CONSORTIUM IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR MEMBER ENROLLMENT
Interested parties should contact Dr. Chenn Zhou at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-219-989-2765. You can find examples of successful simulation and visualization projects online at http://centers.pnw.edu/civs.