A strong community - AWT

Heat treatment and materials technology have become an integral part of every area of life. Whether energy, mobility, environment, health, safety or communication - heat treatment is used to bring a material to the optimum condition for its subsequent requirements. Heat treatment accounts for around 20 percent of the value added in the metalworking industry. In Germany, this amounts to around 10 billion euros.

AWT - innovation meets experience and productivity

For 70 years, AWT has stood for exchange and knowledge in the field of heat treatment and materials technology. The AWT primarily promotes the transfer of knowledge and collegial exchange between research and industry. To this end, AWT initiates its own research projects and sets standards throughout Europe with professional specialist events.

One association, many winners - membership of the AWT is worthwhile

Anyone with a professional interest in heat treatment and materials technology will benefit from membership of the AWT. The AWT offers the decisive advantages in professional practice: Members are supported by the AWT through networking, organization and knowledge transfer. The AWT also creates international connections and ensures a strong position for heat treatment in research and industry. The AWT is also committed to representing the interests of its members in politics, associations and standardization.

The high number of 520 personal and 300 corporate members serves young AWT members as a unique contact and knowledge exchange and makes it easier for companies to find qualified employees. Particularly deserving members are honored at regular intervals and young talent awards are presented. Many members also appreciate the good collegial atmosphere in the AWT community.


Welcome to the club - bright future prospects for young AWT members

Heat treatment and materials engineering are forward-looking technologies. After all, materials are crucial when it comes to the efficient and sustainable energy supply of tomorrow, for example. The AWT is thus anchored in a permanently topical and important subject area, which also leads to further professional development. The continuous development of heat treatment technology also offers excellent career potential for young professionals. Young scientific commitment pays off in the truest sense of the word. Every year, the AWT awards the best materials science presentation at the Hardening Congress with the Pauliebensahm Prize, which includes prize money of 2,000 euros.

Always up to date with the AWT

New research ideas are implemented and the latest developments in science and technology are discussed at regular AWT seminars and AWT technical committee meetings. In addition, an open exchange of information and experience in locally organized AWT hardening circles throughout the year ensures that this knowledge, conveyed by experienced personalities, is put into industrial practice.

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