With the publication of the 10
The Making, Shaping and Treating ofSteel
in 1985, theAssociation of Iron and Steel Engineers assumed total responsibility for the future of this presti-gious document from the U.S. Steel Corporation. In 1998, the Association of Iron and SteelEngineers transferred all rights to
The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel
to The AISE SteelFoundation. Readers of the 11
edition will obviously note the most dramatic change in technol-ogy and style of presentation since the book’s inception in 1919.In 1995, The AISE Steel Foundation formed an MSTS Steering Committee to oversee the creationof the 11
edition, and this committee looked out at a vastly different steel industry than that of the 10
edition. Hence, a new publication concept was deemed necessary, and this concept had to be consistent with the massive changes in steel industry economics that had occurred during the1980s and early 1990s. These changes were occasioned by restructuring, downsizing, and whole-sale implementation of new and improved technology. In turn, these changes produced major increases in labor productivity, huge reductions in energy consumption, and vastly improved yields. Concomitant with these improvements, the steel marketplace saw the introduction of a hostof new and improved products.Given the backdrop of the industry’s transformation, the Steering Committee deemed a revision tothe 10
edition in its current format to be impractical, and therefore decided the 11
edition would be a series of separate volumes dealing with specific subjects. These initial volumes, along withtheir scheduled publication dates, are:
Steelmaking and Refining Volume
Flat Products Volume
Long Products Volume
(2002)The separate volume concept was implemented by selecting Volume Chairpersons who were rec-ognized as world leaders in their respective fields of technology. These leaders, in turn, recruited a team of top-notch authors to create the individual chapters. The leaders and expert auhors, manywith backgrounds in the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers and the Iron and Steel Society,came from individual steel companies, the steel industry supplier base, and several universitieswith close associations with the steel industries. Thus, for the first time, the MSTS represents a broad and diverse view of steel technology as seen from various vantage points within industryand academe.
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