ECHT 2019


Bardolino, Garda Lake, Italy 05/06/2019

Following the successful Conference organised in 2015 in Venice, the Italian Association for Metallurgy (AIM) is proud to announce the ECHT 2019

Conference, with focus on Automotive, that will be held in the beautiful Bardolino on Garda Lake on 5-6-7 June 2019.
Prospective authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit a tentative title and an abstract on the following topics.
• Thermo-chemical treatment (carburizing, nitriding, nitrocarburising, …)
• Surface hardening (induction, laser, ..)
• Coating technology and coatings (PVD, CVD, plasma, thermal spray, ...)
• Design and construction of industrial heat treatment equipment
• Equipment for measurement and process control
• Quenching technology, equipment and quenchants
• Residual stress and distortion
• Environmental impact of heat treatment
• Environmental aspects of surface engineering
• Tribology and tribological testing methods
• Wear and wear protection
• Modeling and simulation of heat treatment and surface engineering related aspects
• Reliability and process control
• Cost analysis and reduction in manufacturing
• Energy saving
• Bulk heat treatment
• Mechanical properties


Prospective authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit a tentative title and an abstract of about 300 words in English) to the Organising Secretariat ( by December 6, 2018. The abstract should provide suffcient information for a fair assessment and include the title of the paper, the author’s names and contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address). The name of the presenting author should be underlined.
There are two ways to submit papers:
• fll in the form on the conference web site at
• send the requested information by e-mail to:
A poster session will be included if the number of accepted paper exceeds the space available for oral sessions.
The Conference language will be English.

Submission of abstracts: 6 December 2018
Notifcation of acceptance: 31 January 2019
Preliminary Program: 15 February 2019
Opening of the registrations: 15 February 2019
Submission of full papers: 12 April 2019 


The Conference will feature a table-top exhibition that will represent many areas of industry with latest equipment,
facilities and instruments, products and services in the field of heat treatment and surface engineering.
Companies will be able to reinforce their participation and enhance their corporate identification by
taking advantage of benefits offered to them as Contributing Sponsors of the Conference.
Companies interested in taking part in the tabletop exhibition or sponsoring the Conference may contact the Organising Secretariat ( 


Please visit the ECHT website: 

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