Conference Topics

  • Thermal processing of Iron and Steels (annealing, hardening, tempering, Q&T, Q&P)
  • Thermal processing of Non-Ferrous alloys (annealing, age hardening)
  • Thermochemical treatment (carburizing, carbonitriding, nitrocarburizing, nitriding)
  • Surface hardening (induction, laser, electron beam…)
  • Quenching technology (equipment and quenchants)
  • Thermal and thermochemical treatment in additive manufacturing
  • Coating technology (PVD, CVD, plasma, thermal spray,….)
  • Brazing (vacuum, induction,…)
  • Physical metallurgy in heat treatment and surface engineering
  • Control and investigation of heat & surface treated products
  • Modelling and simulation of thermal and surface engineering processes
  • Residual stresses and distortion
  • Industrial heat & surface treatment equipment (design, process optimization,…)
  • Reliability, process control and artificial intelligence in thermal processing
  • Energy savings (process optimization, CO2-reduction, hydrogen)
  • Environmental aspects in heat treatment and surface engineering

Special emphasis of ECHT2022: Heat Treatment in Steel Processing

  • Furnace technology (batch, chamber, walking beam pusher-type,… furnaces)
  • Contiguous heat treatment and processing lines
  • Heat treatment of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)
  • New steels and their microstructure – properties relationship
  • Annealing, Q&T, Q&P at various stages of steel processing
  • Thermomechanical treatments

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