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What’s next for galvanized product development and production? Physical modeling could be the next great innovation. University of Pittsburgh tapped our steel expert, Ben Reed, to help put its Induction Simulator to the test. By offering data that are more sophisticated, controllable, and predictable, the Induction Simulator proves to be an effective tool for physical modeling of hot dip galvanizing processes.

What could this mean for your galvanized steel products? The potential to…

  • Optimize product performance
  • Cut grade development time and eliminate costly trial-and-error techniques
  • Reduce risk from uncertain outcomes
  • Improve hot dip galvanizing, continuous annealing, and heat treatment processes
  • Improve operational efficiency with lower costs
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About The Author

Ben Reed
Director of Technical Services, Worthington Industries

As Director of Technical Services, Ben seeks to maximize the predictability, reliability, and yields of Worthington steel products and processes. Ben joined Worthington Industries in 1995, starting his career as a laboratory technician. He progressed with Worthington into technical services and grew into a leadership role, now overseeing a team of metallurgical experts with more than 250+ years of combined experience. His solution-focused team performs grade and product development, consultation, research, testing, analysis, and metallurgy training and education for steel customers. Ben came from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and later earned an M.B.A. from Otterbein College. With 26 years of experience at Worthington, working through an extensive variety of applications, he is widely considered a leading technical expert on steel for manufacturing.

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