Steelmakers are constantly looking to improve the efficiency of their production processes and are relying upon increasingly sophisticated digital technologies to streamline their operations.
In such a fast-moving world, characterised by complex Internet-based manufacturing systems, Future Steel Forum 2018 is a must-attend event for steel professionals who want to unravel the mysteries and get to grips with the complexities of Industry 4.0.
This global steel technology conference will draw upon the unrivalled expertise of steel industry professionals, production technologists and academics to create an event designed specifically for steelmakers seeking a greater understanding of 'smart manufacturing'.
Delegates can expect ground-breaking papers on Industry 4.0 and associated 'disruptive' technologies that are affecting industry generally and steel production in particular.
The canvas will be broader, the net spread wider and other topics - such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence and 'social product development' - will be high on the agenda.
Expect lively conversation, animated discussion panels and plenty of networking opportunities.
It goes without saying that myths will be exploded, ideas challenged and terminology explained at what can only be described as a futuristic steel conference.
Matthew Moggridge, Programme Director, is accepting abstracts for 2018.
Have something interesting to say? Like to contribute? Please get in touch with Matthew now.
Matthew Moggridge, Programme Director
Editor of Steel Times International
Telephone:+44(0)1737 855 151