AIM is glad to announce the ECHT 2023 Conference, to be held in Genova, at Magazzini del Cotone, on 29-31 May 2023!
ECHT 2023 will cover all relevant topics for the Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering community. The Conference will have a special focus on sustainability!
Sustainability, with its three pillars - environmental, economic and social dimensions - is playing a keyrole to address the ongoing and future challenges. The metallurgical and mechanical industry are leading the way in creating a healthy development model for the environment and for the future generations. Presentations and papers from Industry, University and Research Centres on the topic will encourage the discussion and increase awareness on the matter.

We are looking forward to meeting you in beautiful Genova!


• Thermal processing of Iron and Steels (annealing, hardening, tempering, quenching & tempering, quenching & partitioning)
• Thermal processing of Non-Ferrous alloys (annealing, age hardening)
• Thermochemical treatments (carburizing, carbonitriding, nitrocarburizing, nitriding, boriding)
• 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
• Testing & Characterization of heat & surface treated components (destructive and non-destructive)
• Modelling and simulation of thermal processes and surface engineering
• Residual stresses and distortion
• Industrial heat & surface treatment equipment (design, process optimization,…)
• Artificial intelligence, process control, and reliability in thermal processing and surface engineering
• Energy savings and CO2-reduction (process optimization, advanced equipment, alternative fuels,…)
• Environmental and sustainability aspects in heat treatment and surface engineering