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National R&D&I agents related to the steel industry present their vision of Steel 4.0
Ceit-IK4 and Tecnun were the hosts of this conference, organized by the Spanish Steel Technology Platform.
The Siderurgia 4.0 conference held today in San Sebastian brought together the entire R&D&I network related to the steel industry: from the University, to technology centers, suppliers of equipment for the steel industry and the Spanish steel companies themselves. Among them Ceit-IK4, Tecnun-University of Navarra, Tecnalia, Fagor Arrasate, Sarralle, Acerinox, ArcelorMittal, Sidenor or CELSA Group, which will try to adapt the concept of Industry 4.0 to the steel sector and its steels.
This conference analyzed the main challenges faced by steel manufacturers; from Industry 4.0 to new opportunities in construction, including sensorization, process improvement and optimization in finishing lines or integrated intelligent manufacturing.
In addition, taking advantage of the venue and with the attendance of numerous engineering students from Tecnun, we have sought to make it an attractive day so that students can consider this sector as a favorable one to which to direct their professional careers.
The event brought together more than 120 people, including research personnel, company technicians and students. It has been hosted at the facilities of Tecnun- Engineering School of the University of Navarra and at the end of the day, attendees have visited and known in detail the facilities of Ceit-IK4.PLATEA (Spanish Steel Technology Platform) PLATEA is the Spanish Steel Technology Platform that brings together both steel producing companies and users, together with all the research in the sector through the Technology and Research Centers and the Universities, defining and sharing the same Strategic Research Agenda in which strategic lines have been defined for the steel sector.