NGen funding has allowed multiple advanced technology partners, including SMEs, research facilities, and universities, partners to meet the diverse technical needs of the project quickly and at a larger scale than would have otherwise been possible.
This project outlined the digital transformation of a manufacturing asset in a mature, heavy industry, creating a holistic digitalization platform and advanced sensing technologies ArcelorMittal Dofasco will be a centre of excellence for Canadian and global entities, showcasing the changing face of Manufacturing in Canada to high-tech and advanced manufacturing
NGen project funding
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.