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Selected Reports

Report: The day after tomorrow – the future of induction heating

Today’s metal working and heat treating shops must quickly adjust to a rapidly changing business environment, maximizing process flexibility and energy efficiency, yet still satisfy... more

Special: Heat Treatment Congress 2017

From 25–27 October 2017, Cologne will be hosting Europe's largest heat treatment conference: The 73rd Heat Treatment Congress (HK) consists of a trade fair and a presentation event, combining... more

Report: Thermal processing plants in the smart factory

The smart factory changes the basis of production. The classical production hierarchy will be dissolved and replaced by self-organizing decentralized cyber-physical production systems. The... more


Edition 15: Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering of the RWTH Aachen

The main objectives of the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany are the tasks of process and technical plant optimization for the... more

Edition 14: Metal Processing Institute (MPI)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Metal Processing Institute (MPI) is the largest industry-university alliance in North America. MPI conducts research in four research centers in the areas of... more

Edition 13: Chair of Thermal Processing Technology at Montanuniversität Leoben

The Chair of Thermal Processing Technology (TPT) was founded in the academic year 1911/12, Professor Harald Raupenstrauch is head of the institute since 2007. According to the needs of the... more

Hot Shots

Hot Shots: Drive technology manufacturing

Huge gears for a rolling mill in the drive technology manufacturing at Hilchenbach workshop, Germany. more

Hot Shots: Heated titanium meets atmosphere

Several titanium alloys are available for different technical applications, not only weight reduction. To specify technical properties for different alloys a test series was done. One of this... more

Hot Shots: View into the electrical strip annealing furnace

The image shows the interior of a radiant-tube-heated (Flox burner) annealing furnace for electrical strip at TKES, Bochum (Germany). more

Cecof Corner

ITPS 2017 – Flagship event for the European thermo process industry

On 27 and 28 June 2017, the next edition of the International Thermprocess Summit (ITPS) will be held in Düsseldorf. After its successful launch in 2013 and consecutive events in India and... more

THERMPROCESS provides momentum

In contrast to THERMPROCESS in 2011, this year’s event was held in a challenging economic environment. The consequences of the global economic crisis have not yet been overcome and a number... more

New Safety Standards in ISO/TC 244 and CEN/TC 186

Over the past few years, the standardization experts of the thermoprocessing sector have focused on the development of safety standards within ISO. more


Video: Pusher furnace in action

Do you want to see a pusher furnace in action? more

Video: Induction hardening at a glance

This short video illustrates induction hardening, presented by the Induction Heat Treating Corp. A great insight into the work of an induction hardening specialist. more

Video: Full furnace and oil quench cycle

See a full furnace and oil quench cycle from the beginning. more