Blog: Interactive 3D models to learn about steelmaking

Interactive 3D models to learn about steelmaking

Interactive 3D models to learn about steelmaking

Jorge Muract, Manager, steeluniversity

2 March 2017

How can we explain the complex technology that lies behind steelmaking in the simplest way possible? This is the question we ask ourselves every day at steeluniversity as we explore different options to help students and instructors to better understand the steelmaking process.

One idea was to create easily accessible and engaging interactive 3D models which explain the machinery used to make steel. Instead of an extensive text description or a long sequence of graphics, what better way to learn than being able to explore the technology on your own using an interactive 3D model.

This week, we launched two new models offering tutorials on Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) and Blast Furnace technology. These models can be accessed for free on, from a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. Our intention is to add new equipment each month and provide a continual source of 3D learning opportunities.

We believe that these tools facilitate learning, however, we have noted that results are improved when used in the context of a class with an instructor who can explain the fundamentals and guide the educational process.

Have fun exploring this new section and the fundamentals of steel, and do leave any comments or suggestions for us below.


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  • 1

    Thanks for your 3d models

    avatarghasemzadehMar 16, 2017 10:00:31 AMReply

  • 2

    I am interested in these modules... they sound fun learning!!!

    avatarUsha SinghMar 21, 2017 10:21:43 AMReply

  • 3

    I am interested in these modules... they are useful for training new engineers learning.

    avatarmahmood eljamalAug 7, 2017 2:12:49 PMReply

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