A letter from IFHTSE’s outgoing president

The 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses, just one of the many IFHTSE conferences in 2022, will be held in Nancy, France, in March.

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Now 2021 has come to its end, it is time for a look back on the past two years, which were my time as IFHTSE president. Although they were heavily impacted by the Corona pandemic, it has been a pleasure to see in this second year 2021 that some conferences have still been able to take place thanks to digital solutions. Others had to be re-planned and moved forward in time.

Despite the new possibilities provided by the digital format, my hope is that 2022 will be the year when we all can travel and meet in person again. Please have a look at the program for forthcoming conferences. We have a lot to look forward to.

I thank all IFHTSE officials and friends for their support during my presidency and wish the next IFHTSE President, Prof. Masahiro Okumiya, a successful work in a more prosperous environment.

Yours sincerely,

Eva Troell
President of IFHTSE (2020–2021)

Upcoming events

ICRS 11 – 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses

March 27–30 | Nancy, France

The 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses is intended as a continuation of the successful series initiated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany, 1986) and continued in Nancy (France, 1988), Tokushima (Japan, 1991), Baltimore, Maryland (U.S., 1994), Linkoping (Sweden, 1997), Oxford (U.K., 2000), Xi’an (China, 2004), Denver, Colorado (U.S., 2008), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany, 2012), and Sydney (Australia, 2016).

The conference provides a key forum for scientists, students, and engineers interested in the prediction, evaluation, control, and application of residual stresses. Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modeling, and utilization of residual stress/strain data.

Details at sf2m.fr/events/icrs-11.

Poster Awards to be given at 27th IFHTSE Congress, Salzburg

An excellent opportunity for authors of posters to have their work acknowledged: Poster Awards will be given at the 27th IFHTSE Congress September 5-8, 2022, in Salzburg, Austria. These Poster Awards are sponsored by Burgdorf KG in Stuttgart, Germany and Fluxtrol, Inc., in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.

These awards are open to authors of all ages. Posters are a valued communication form of their own and equally important as oral presentations. 

Burgdorf (www.bongroup.de/en) is a manufacturer of products for steel hardening and quenching processes, and Fluxtrol (fluxtrol.com) provides induction heating solutions using proprietary magnetic materials, scientific knowledge, and engineering experience. Fluxtrol has been an IFHTSE member since 2018.

Spotlight on Members

IFHTSE is a federation of organizations not individuals. There are three groups of members: scientific or technical societies and associations; universities and registered research institutes; and companies.

In this segment, we will highlight our members. 

Chinese Heat Treatment Society

The Chinese Heat Treatment Society was established October 25, 1963, and became a member of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) in 1981. It is a national academic organization of heat-treatment science and technology workers under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology and the China Mechanical Engineering Society with more than 400 group members and nearly 1,000 individual members.

CHTS publishes several well respected heat treating journals including Jinshu Rechuli (Heat Treatment of Metals) and Journal of Materials Heat Treatment.

IFHTSE 2022 events

March 27–30, 2022
ICRS 11 – 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses
Nancy, France  |  sf2m.fr/events/icrs-11

April 25–27, 2022
12th Tooling Conference & Exhibition (Tooling 2022)
Örebro, Sweden  |  www.tooling2022.org

May 11–13, 2022
International Bosphorus Heat Treatment Symposium
Milan, Italy  |  www.sct-2020.com

June 19–23, 2022
6th International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks
Salzburg, Austria  |  www.sct-2020.com

September 5–8, 2022
27th IFHTSE Congress / European Conference on Heat Treatment
Salzburg, Austria  |  www.ifhtseecht2022.org

October 10–14, 2022
Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies
Portorož, Slovenia  |  www.ampt2022.org

November 2–4, 2022
HTS – 14th International Exhibition and Conference on Heat treatment
Mumbai, India  |I  www.htsindiaexpo.com

April 21–24, 2023
5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies
Liangzhu Dream Town, Hangzhou, China

May 2023
European Conference on Heat Treatment

November 13-16, 2023
28th IFHTSE Congress
Yokohama, Japan

For details on IFHTSE events, go to www.ifhtse.org/events