The International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering is the only multinational organization developed to foster and coordination the exchange of information throughout the globe. We are an organization of individual membership bodies. With the proliferation of conference regarding heat treatment and surface engineering across the globe, the IFHTSE helps coordinate these conferences among member societies to prevent overlap and crowding of conference schedules.
We are the owners of several well regarded conference series, such as “The International Quenching and Distortion Engineering Conference” and “International Automotive Heat Treatment Conference” which have been held at routine intervals at different international locations.
We offer a network of individuals, groups and societies of experts involved in the critical processes of heat treatment and surface engineering. We encourage membership and active participation in national and regional organizations.
The IFHTSE offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a peer-reviewed environment. The availability of internationally recognized members for review and participation in conferences enhances the information/technology transfer of member conferences and symposia.
The Governing Council of the IFHTSE offers an annual opportunity to meet and interact with other members and associations on an equal footing to facilitate international networking and collaboration.
Lastly, the ability to meet members and individuals across the globe who share the same passion for heat treatment and surface engineering. These collaborations contribute to life-long friendships that cross international borders.
While national organizations inevitably focus on national interests and priorities, all aspects must be seen in a global context; the IFHTSE offers ready access to the global network. The advantages to member organizations include:
Industrial activity is global – companies are no longer limited to markets within a single country. Member companies have access to a global platform for the publication of scientific and technological advances, as well as the exchange of scientific and technological information. This technology exchange includes: