The 7th International Congress on Science and Technology of Steelmaking (ICS 2018) will be organized by AIM, the Italian Association for Metallurgy, in Italy in June 2018.
ICS 2018 will provide a forum for researchers and manufacturers involved in the scientific and technical developments of steelmaking.
This meeting is aimed at creating an opportunity for a technical exchange at an international level among the numerous experts involved in the steelmaking.
AIM will host as an integral part of ICS 2018 its traditional Conference on Heat Treatments - XXVI Convegno Nazionale Trattamenti Termici - which will start on 13 June, with a whole day in Italian language for Italian technicians and researchers and will go on the following days with technical sessions exclusively in English language. Therefore the topics of ICS 2018 will be integrated with the topics of Heat Treatments and Surface Engineering.
We kindly invite you to participate in ICS 2018 and are looking forward to meeting you in Venice!


The following general topics will be involved in the program of ICS 2018:

Science & Technology in Steelmaking

Fundamentals of Steelmaking
Thermophysical properties, Thermochemistry & Kinetics
Slags and fluxes
Process modelling and Process control
Sensors, Measurement & Process characterisation
Electric arc furnace
Basic Oxygen Furnace
Primary and secondary steelmaking
Continuous casting
Sustainability & Environment, Recycling and use of by-products
Industry 4.0

Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering
Thermo-chemical treatment (carburizing, nitriding, nitrocarburising,)
Surface hardening (induction, laser,)
Coating technology and coatings (PVD, CVD, plasma, thermal spray,)
Design and construction of industrial heat treatment equipment
Equipment for measurement and process control
Quenching technology, equipment and quenchants
Residual stress and distortion
Tribology and tribological testing methods
Wear and wear protection
Modeling and simulation of heat treatment and surface engineering related aspects
Reliability and process control
Cost analysis and reduction in manufacturing
Energy saving
Bulk heat treatment
Cryogenic treatment
Mechanical properties