What is Industry 4.0 and how can it assist the global steel industry in its quest for greater efficiencies?
Future Steel Forum took place on 14-15 June at the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, Poland. It was a live discussion focusing on the issues surrounding Industry 4.0 or ‘smart manufacturing’ and endeavoured to cover all bases, including the all-important subject of cyber security, the role of human beings in the factory of the future, how to survive a cyber attack and the all-important process safety and control.
Speakers from academia, the steel industry and the world of steel production technology explained the key concepts behind the digitalisation of steel manufacturing.
The Future Steel Forum looked at how innovative technology can be brought together with the sole intention of revolutionising the way steel is made.
Matthew Moggridge, Programme Director, is accepting abstracts for 2018.
Have something interesting to say? Want to contribute? Please get in touch with Matthew now.
Matthew Moggridge, Programme Director
Editor of Steel Times International
Telephone:+44(0)1737 855 151
"Future Steel Forum provides a very good networking opportunity with a high level audience. Definitely worth attending.” Elena Samuylova, Yandex Data Factory
“It is a great place to share ideas related to Industry 4.0 and to create a good network of colleagues.” Antonio Gayo, Acerinox
“All of the presentations were very well prepared but I especially enjoyed the talks by Fives.” Heiko Wolf, PSI
“Future Steel Forum brought together an interesting group of participants and lectures which included specialised information and discussions for the ‘big topic of Industry 4.0’ especially within the steel industry.” Soren Klein, Swiss Steel AG
"Future Steel Forum was well organised, situated in a good location and and focused on a very relevant topic." Chris Oswin, Materials Processing Institute
"I would recommend this event to others as an excellent path to gaining a greater understanding of the range of topics which may be included under the "IoT / Industry 4.0" umbrella." Jim Trexel, TMEIC
"As an outsider, it gave me a very good insight into current trends in the steel industry." Chris Hankin, Professor at Imperial College London
"The goal of Industry 4.0 is the digital penetration of industrial business fields in order to improve the efficiency of production processes. People, machines and manufactured parts that are involved in this process all become interlinked. An additional factor apart from this interconnection is artificial intelligence. This allows intelligent networks to be created within which machines will learn and optimise themselves in the future. Humans participate in these networks. This allows them to access information about their machines and parts regardless of time and location, assess situations, and intervene where necessary."
Dr Hohnhaus, Bystronic.