International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE)

Association internationale de traitement thermique et de l'ingénierie des surfaces (AITT)
Internationaler Verband für Wärmebehandlung und Randschichttechnik (IVW)
Mezdunarodnoe Obscestvo po Termiceskoj Obrabotke i Tehnologij Obrabotki Poverhnosti (MOTO)

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1971-10-11 Switzerland


Constitution adopted 17 May 1972, Zurich (Switzerland), at 1st Assembly of the Governing Council; amended: 19 Oct 1986, Budapest (Hungary); 19 May 2015, Venice (Italy); at 15th Assembly, 26 June 2017, Nice (France); at 46th Assembly; at 47th Assembly, 11 Sept 2018, Xi'an (China).


Facilitate and promote international and multidisciplinary exchange of information in the science and technology of heat treatment and surface engineering of materials, in particular of metals, uniting science and industry.


2026-10-13 | Cologne, Germany – World Congress
2025-08-18 | Suzhou, China – World Congress
2024-09-30 | Cleveland, OH USA – World Congress

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