Research and Innovation Center

Metallurgists and engineers at AK Steel's Research and Innovation Center 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 April 7, 2017 AK Steel celebrated the grand opening of its new world-class Research and Innovation Center In Middletown, Ohio. The event marked the formal opening of the new $36 million, 135,000 square food facility, build on 16-acres near AK Steel's Middletown Works and its West Chester, Ohio corporate headquarters.


"We are incredibly proud to open this state-of-the-art facility as part of our focus on driving leading edge products and processes as an innovator in the carbon, stainless and electrical steels," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. "This new Research and Innovation Center is an important part of our strategy to ensure we are well positioned to surpass the needs of our customers today and for the future."

April 2017



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