The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is an international technical association representing iron and steel producers, their allied suppliers and related academia. The association is dedicated to advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel and is recognized as a global leader in networking, education and sustainability programs for advancing iron and steel technology
HISTORY: AIST was established 1 January 2004 by the merger of two longstanding societies, the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE) founded in 1907 and the Iron & Steel Society (ISS) founded in 1974. The best practices of both predecessor organizations were incorporated into AIST to create a strong international, member-based technical organization that can sustain itself in an environment of continual change.
MEMBERSHIP: AISTs professional and student member base totals 18,000, representing more than 70 countries and including engineers, operators, researchers, administrators and educators.
TECHNOLOGY DIVISIONS: AISTs nine Technology Divisions include 29 Technology Committees that address specific process, engineering, equipment or reliability technologies associated with the iron and steel industry. Members who serve on Technology Committees become an integral part of a vital network which serves to advance the industrys technology.
MEMBER CHAPTERS: AISTs 22 Member Chapters are an integral component in facilitating the exchange of ideas and strengthening AISTs global network. Member Chapters offer steel industry professionals the opportunity to participate in AIST on a grassroots level. In addition, AIST has 93 active student chapters through the Material Advantage program.
ACTIVITIES: AIST is committed to presenting superior technical meetings, conferences, exhibits and publications to better serve those involved in the iron and steel community, including steel manufacturers, suppliers, consumers and academics. AISTs major international conference, AISTech, consists of more than 500 technical presentations, 500 exhibiting companies and 8,000 attendees. This annual event brings together technologies from around the world, promoting a global network to help steel producers and suppliers compete in todays global marketplace.
• Iron & Steel Technology, AISTs monthly technical journal
• Directory Iron and Steel Plants, features data on essentially every U.S., Canadian and Mexican steel producer, published annually since 1908.
• Steel Industry Maps, feature location and categorization of steel mills.
• Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel, three volume set including comprehensive data on ironmaking, steelmaking and refining, and continuous casting.
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