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. This work is conducted in several laboratories, including, among others:

  • Exhaust materials research lab
  • Scanning electron microscope lab
  • Melting and refining lab
  • Microstructure lab
  • Mechanical testing lab
  • Casting simulation lab
  • Hot and cold rolling lab
  • Chemical analysis lab
  • Magnetic testing lab