Jasmine Leonas

Mines team comes out on top at All in Steel competitions

Three Mines teams competed in the Cast in Steel, Additive in Steel and Forged in Steel challenges
All in Steel

Bar None, Mines' Additive in Steel competition team, won first place at All in Steel.

Colorado School of Mines teams had a great showing at the 2024 All in Steel competitions, taking the top prize in one challenge and runner-up in another.

First place in the Additive in Steel challenge went to Mines, with Mines also taking second place in Forged in Steel. With another Mines team competing in the Cast in Steel competition, Mines was the only university to have teams competing in all three challenges. All in Steel is administered by the Steel Founders’ Society of America.

In the Additive in Steel competition, teams were challenged to use metal additive manufacturing to create the most cutting-edge Halligan Bar. Halligan Bars are a metal tool used by firefighters for forced entry and rescue missions. 

Mines’ Additive in Steel team, nicknamed Bar None, was comprised of six students majoring in mechanical engineering and one in materials and metallurgical engineering: Kathleen Mah, Kate Diamond, Jill Kammann, Yan Ostanin, James Newkirk, John Greenman and Xocoyoltzin Jimenez.

The Forged in Steel competition tasked university teams with using steel foraging processes to produce a Halligan Bar. Your Average Metal Band, the Mines’ team, was awarded Best Process. Team members were Mason Weems, Albert Ostlind, Rachel Chase and Atlas Rhode.

The Steel Founders’ Society of America has been representing the interests of the steel casting industry in the United States for more than 120 years. SFSA hosts All in Steel annually, organizes the Cast in Steel competition, administers Additive in Steel on behalf of America Makes and Forged in Steel on behalf of the Forging Industry Association.

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Jasmine Leonas

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