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How box plots and violin plots can be used to ensure material quality

SteelTrace is introducing violin plots on its platform. Violin plots are very similar to box plots but have some extra advantages. In this blog post we will discuss the differences between box and violin plots and why they are useful for a platform like SteelTrace.  Box plots A box plot uses boxes and lines to […]

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6 data points to add to your digital twin

We know why we want a digital twin. Things like predictive maintenance, unmanned facilities, root cause analyses, simulations for turn around planning etc. The exact implementation however is still unclear. Some think about 3D models and a HoloLens. Others think about up-to-date digital drawings of a plant. We think about a combination of both plus […]

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Making a cake vs. Making a weld joint

We compared for the first time two processes, making a cake and making a weld joint, that could sound very different, but that surprisingly have very similar steps. This blog post will show you the similarities.  Making a cake Now imagine you want to make a cake for your son’s birthday, but you have never […]

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How SteelTrace uses histograms and box plots

SteelTrace is introducing histograms  and box plots for the order page. You can generate histograms on the hardness, tensile and impact values and filter down by PO item, heat, or heat lot. We are also working on histograms for the pipe dimensions for the next version. Why have we introduced them? Very often, it is […]

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Compliance-by-design

In the steel industry there’s a great number of standards and requirements that material need to comply with throughout every step of the supply chain.This can slow down processes and increase the chance of errors. But then how can we increase the efficiency and reliability of the steel supply chain? In this blog post we’ll […]

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5 tips for making welding procedures

Welding procedure are performed according to predetermined standards and codes. The Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and the Procedure Qaultification Record (PQR) are two important documents for the welding process. In this blog post, we share 5 tips you can use when making welding procedure documents.

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6 things to look for on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Reports

NDT methods are important testing techniques that are used in the steel industry to ensure quality of materials and products. But it can sometimes be challenging to read the extensive reports. In this blog post, we will tell you about 6 things that you should look for on NDT reports

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Quality 4.0 Opportunities in the Steel Supply Chain

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, is transforming all industries and how they operate. But what do we mean when we talk about Quality 4.0? How does it differ from traditional quality management? And what are its implication in the steel supply chain? In this blog post we’ll answer all these questions.

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Biometrics login and signing

We are happy to announce that SteelTrace has recently made an important update in the mobile app. It is now possible to use biometrics authentication to login into the app and sign certificates.

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SteelTrace partners with the Brazilian Petroleum Partnerships (BPP) program

We are proud to announce that SteelTrace has entered a partnership with the Brazilian Petroleum Partnerships (BPP) program.

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Why a secured digital trail can add value

How does a secure digital trail of a product add value if there is no direct link to the physical product itself? An often heard question within the steel industry.

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5 Common Errors in Certificates

We all know that manufacturers issue certificates according to their best knowledge of the product specifications, project requirements, material standards, construction codes, etc. However often they contain errors.
We developed this little guide to help people avoid the most common mistakes that we face daily.

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