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Selected Reports

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


Report: High velocity burners with finned recuperator for highest efficiency

In the field of process heat utilization, various measures are available for increasing energy efficiency. According to the technological process, a large part of the process heat is... more

Profiles

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: 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


Hot Shots: Quenching in molten salt

The quenching in molten salt during the heat treatment process of steel guarantees a fast and constant cooling. This assures that the required material properties at the smallest possible... 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

Videos

Video: Full furnace and oil quench cycle

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


Watch the video about IoT and join ITPS 2017!

Final preparations for the International Thermprocess Summit on 27 and 28 June are made: The latest video in the run-up to ITPS 2017 deals with the Internet of Things (IoT) – one of the many... more


Video: Heat treat quenching demonstrated

In this diverting video a massive workpiece is being removed from a heat treating furnace and placed into the quench tank, where advanced polymer technology is used to minimize microcracking... more