The European Conference on Heat Treatment (ECHT) 2020 will be held at Flanders Meeting & Convention Center, Antwerp, Belgium, from March 25–27, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on carbon as an essential element in steel, looking at all aspects of carburising and carbonitriding, from structural process conditions to properties and applications, including modelling and simulation.
Sessions throughout the conference will also be dedicated to carbon-based surface engineering methods, including DLC coatings and graphene-based treatments. As well as the sessions dedicated to carbon-based treatments, other aspects of the heat treating of materials will be discussed, such as control of distortions, environmental impact, failure analysis and the integration of heat treatments in industry 4.0 technologies.
The conference’s keynote session will include the following presentations:
- Carburizing and Carbonitriding: actual status and future developments, Matthias Steinbacher, Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering – IWT Bremen
- Surface engineering with carbon; from diamond to graphite, Marcel AJ Somers cs, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Data are AI’s best friend – how to apply machine learning to heat treatment, Yannick Lingelbach, Robert Bosch GmbH
ECHT is organised by the Association de Traitement Thermique et de Traitement de Surface (A3TS) and Vereniging voor Warmtebehandelingstechniek (VWT). The full conference programme and registration details are available via the event website.