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ArcelorMittal Bremen to optimize downgrading rate with AI solution for grades with demanding applications

  • Using its “SST Casting Optimization AI” software package Smart Steel Technologies will improve the product quality for ArcelorMittal Bremen
  • SST’s software is used in the continuous casting process in the steel plant at ArcelorMittal Bremen

Berlin, March 4, 2020 - ArcelorMittal Bremen has commissioned the AI company Smart Steel Technologies to introduce its “SST Casting Optimization AI” and “SST Surface Inspection AI” software products. These AI solutions serve to optimize the continuous casting process and automated surface inspection. ArcelorMittal Bremen will permanently reduce downgradings due to surface defects, and will install a system for AI-supported analysis of production data to implement effective further optimization measures. Smart Steel Technologies will also improve surface inspection for ArcelorMittal Bremen with a centralized, cross-plant aggregation of all detections and application of robust defect classifiers based on SST’s proprietary Deep Learning technology. The implementation of the optimization measures in production will take place after a project duration of six months. ArcelorMittal Bremen will quickly benefit from a substantial increase in quality and a cost reduction in quality.

"We have observed very closely the outstanding performance of Smart Steel Technologies at ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt. The same quality optimization project is underway there. The results are convincing. So it is only logical to take this step in Bremen as well" , Reiner Blaschek, chairman of the board ArcelorMittal Bremen, commented on the decision.

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