The structure and thematic approach of the Global 21 exercise, and consequently its deliverables, have evolved.
The general thematic structure has shaken down as:
Regional and country overviews
Science and technology / Industrial economics
Discussions and workshops have continued and a number of specific papers have been published in International heat treatment and surface engineering.
Brisbane (IFHSTE 16th Congress, October 2007): ‘Heat treatment and surface engineering in the light of energy and environment’
Kobe (IFHTSE 17th Congress October 2008): ‘Education and training needs and the potential for some degree of international uniformity in syllabuses, qualification and assessment’ The Kobe Workshop emphasized the importance of education and training for efficient and reliable technological development. Their importance does not diminish even in a period of economic downturn.
Sharm El-Sheik (1st Mediterranean Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering December 2009): Automotive industry and education and training topics
Material published in the Journal
An Introduction (published Ihtse 2007/1)
Energy and environment (published Ihtse 2007/3)
Training in heat treatment and surface engineering (published Ihtse 2009/1-2)
China (published Ihtse 2007/2)
Heat Treatment in Argentina (scheduled Ihtse 2010/2)
In preparation or planned: USA; Mexico; India; Japan; Europe; Australasia
Science and technology/ Industrial economics
Manufacturing in the global economy (published Ihtse 2007/4)
Modelling-based design of surface engineered systems (published Ihtse 2008/1)
Modelling and simulation review (scheduled Ihtse 2010/3)
Introduction to furnace atmospheres (published Ihtse 2008/2)
Influence of materials science on heat treatment and surface engineering (published Ihtse 2009/3)
Thermal spray coatings: A technology review (published Ihtse 2009/4)