The ArcelorMittal Dofasco-led consortium has created a smart technology platform to digitally transform ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s secondary ladle metallurgy facility. The project advanced the capabilities and understanding of the digitalization process in a heavy manufacturing environment, one that often lags that of other manufacturing sectors. Key findings were gained in the areas of process execution required to implement intelligence, the standards required to enable the flow of data, as well as the impact on the workforce. This is especially critical as all global industrial economies are racing towards these goals.
In addition to the key members of the consortium, the project also brought together research and collaboration partners from Mohawk College, McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Windsor, Western University, National Research Council, Natural Resources Canada, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, Mitacs and Prosensus.