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The latest issue of Heat Processing is here!

New to heat processing is our “Market Insights” column. In this column, Vijay Thangavelu, Director of VT Advisory based in London, reports on current trends and developments in the steel market. In his first article, he explains the role of ferrous recycling in steel decarbonization. In this issue, you will also read selected technical reports on the main topic of Heat Treatment. Traditionally, the fall is significant for the industry, as the HeatTreatmentCongress takes place in October. This year, industry professionals will meet in Cologne from October 24-26 to discuss technical and business issues.

Let´s have a look at the recent leading trade shows GIFA/METEC/THERMPROCESS/NEWCAST in Düsseldorf. Dominating were three topics: The high quality of trade visitors, customers’ willingness to invest, and transformation as a driver of business. Many exhibitors reported signing contracts or even promising initial contacts with future business partners. Again and again, companies mention the subcontinent India as the most promising market of the future - the next years seem to become the Indian decade. At present, the biggest transformation in the history of the steel industry is taking place, particularly in Europe. The transformation to climate-neutral steel production is a game changer that causes large investments. All over the world, plants are being retooled and modernized – or built from scratch.

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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