ArcelorMittal Hamburg uses artificial intelligence that controls the trimming process in wire rod production optimized. As a result, the proportion of scrap in total production is reduced and product quality is increased. The optimization result was jointly developed by ArcelorMittal and the Berlin-based company Smart Steel Technologies in intensive cooperation. The AI software uses parameters from current and historical production processes and calculates the optimal cutting time in fractions of a second.Due to the process, the quality and geometry of each wire rod at the beginning and end is lower than in the middle piece, the fillet. Therefore, the head and foot of the wire are cut off with the help of scissors. The resulting trim scrap leads to a loss of output. The use of AI reduces this trim scrap by 20%. This leads to savings specific CO2 emissions as well as electricity and gas consumption. In addition, ArcelorMittal has the certainty that: the wire rod is of the best possible quality.