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Sustainable and climate-neutral production is currently the hot topic in the metallurgy, thermal engineering and casting industries. These industries are leading the way with innovative technological solutions. This is also demonstrated by the metal trade fair quartet GIFA,  METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, which will once again become the hub of the international foundry and metallurgy industry from June 12 to 16, 2023, under the slogan “The Bright World of Metals.” More than 2,100 exhibitors from all over the world will use the leading trade fairs to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the industries with their machines, plants and services and to exchange views on the burning issues of the day, such as energy efficiency, the circular economy or digitalization.

The companies are facing what is probably the greatest transformation of all time with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. The “green metamorphosis” of the economy and society towards climate neutrality will not be possible at all without cast components! However, the foundry industry is one of the most energy-intensive industries with associated high CO2 emissions. The technological innovations on display in the twelve exhibition halls of GIFA, METEC, THEMPROCESS and NEWCAST will impressively show us what is already possible today and what the future holds in store. In this context, the “Bright World of Metals” is an important impetus and pacesetter for the industries. With Messe Düsseldorf’s ecoMetals campaign, the trade fair quartet is putting the spotlight on sustainable technological innovations by companies.

We wish you an inspiring read!

 Your Heat Processing Editorial team

heat processing 1/2021

heat processing in numbers

pages of HMI Special


In heat processing 4/2022, we focus on the topic sustainability. We round the issue off with interviews.

“Decoupling mechanisms offer opportunities for us”

Till Schreiter, CEO of ABP Induction Systems GmbH, Member of the Board of VDMA
Metallurgy and President of the THERMPROCESS trade fair

Points of view

Shift of perspectives: Digitalization

Artificial Intelligence in the Steel Mill

Technoloy in Practice by ArcelorMittal

Nutec Group. “I am honored to have been appointed CEO of Nutec Group, a family that I have been a part of for over 25 years. Genaro has given outstanding service for many years, defining and strengthening our culture, always putting ethics first, and leaving our various companies as renowned and respected suppliers in their fields of operation,”

Genaro F Cueva

CEO of Nutec Group

“We cannot avoid investing in individual markets.”

Till Schreiter.
CEO of ABP Induction Systems GmbH,
Member of the Board of VDMA Metallurgy and President
of the THERMPROCESS trade fair 

"Today, it is common for heat treat furnace manufacturers to perform computer upgrades and equipment troubleshooting remotely"

Doug Glenn, Editor in Chief of Heat Treat Today


What's new in the industry?


New efficient ways of technical communication through AR and VR solutions

report by Patrick M. Saemann

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Heat Treatment

report by Klaus Buchner

Smartphone for the foundry – Practical applications in digitalization

report by Robin Czarnetzki, Markus Fournell, Marco Rische

Sustainability and decarbonization – future viability in heat treatment

report by Olaf Irretier, Marco Jost, Julian Irretier, Gerald Hiller

Benefits of Open Die Forging Automation

report by Tobias Fister

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