VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI)

Leading European provider of application-focused R&D in the field of steelmaking technology. It provides the steel industry with top-level research and development meeting the most exacting international standards. BFI’s field of activities covers the entire steelmaking process chain, from charge materials to the final product. Our core competences lie in the field of measuring technology, process engineering and process automation. BFI cooperates very closely with similar institutes all over Europe.

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The Stahl-Zentrum in Düsseldorf incorporates the technical, economical and political knowledge relating to the material steel. The affiliated organisations represent the steel industry in politics, business and society.

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The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit entity with 18,000 members from more than 70 countries. AIST’s mission is to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

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Quality Alliance

The Quality Alliance is formed by a group of small and medium size companies providing high tech systems and solutions for the international steel and metal industries. Shapeline is one of the founding members of the Quality Alliance.

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