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Selected Reports

Report: Heat treatment plants for structural components in the automotive industry

Due to the increasing complexity and daily-extended range of structural components for the automotive industry, their heat treatment is subject to continuous change. The application of new... more

ITPS 2017 – where the thermo process industry meets

Preparations in the thermo process industry are all directed to June when the International Thermprocess Summit (ITPS) takes place in Düsseldorf for the second time. The latest issue of heat... more

Technology in Practice: Reduction in workpiece distortion in the inductive heat treatment of camshafts

Crankshafts in internal combustion engines control the sequencing of movements of the inlet and outlet valves. They are composed of an extremely varied arrangement of cams and bearing... 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

Edition 12: International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA)

The International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA) is a not for profit international trade association formed in 2011 by the merger of Hot Briquetted Iron Association (HBIA) and the... more

Hot Shots

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

Limited edition of the new heat processing calendar - order now!

12 impressive pictures give an insight into the impressive world of thermoprocessing technology. 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


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

Video: Electric arc furnace tapping into ladle

The video shows an electric arc furnace in action. more