From the February 23, 2015 Research and Innovation Center Groundbreaking Event: (center) Jim Wainscott, former AK Steel Chairman, President and CEO with (left) Eric Petersen, VP of Research and Innovation and (right) Larry Mulligan, Jr., Middletown Ohio Mayor.

Research and Technical Services

Metallurgists and engineers at AK Steel's research facility provide a wide range of technical services for customers around the world. From microscopic analyses to forming and corrosion simulations, AK Steel has the scientific tools, accreditation and expertise necessary to consistently provide world-class customer service.

In addition to developing new steel products, the company performs advanced tests and analyses on carbon, stainless and electrical steels at its research facility.

New Research and Innovation Center

On February 23, 2015, AK Steel announced plans to construct a new Research and Innovation Center in Middletown, Ohio. This $36 million investment underscores AK Steel's strong commitment to the future of steelmaking in America, and to our company's continued industry leadership as a technical innovator in the steel business.

April 2016

Video Update

Take a look at construction currently under way at our new Research and Innovation Center.

More Research Center News

AK Steel to Build World-Class Research and Innovation Center

AK Steel Breaks Ground for New Research and Innovation Center