The history of hardening

How could heat treatment develop from its initial inaccessibility into a significant branch of industry. This question leads to the roots, but also helps to determine the current state of the art. It will be traced using the example of hardening from ancient times to the present day. Härterei Gerster AG, the publisher of this book, was able to enlist the services of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Berns (1935-2013), who spent half of his professional life in the steel industry and half at the Ruhr University in Bochum.

You can obtain this interesting book by the Adolf Martens Medal winner from the AWT office at a price of € 29 (+ VAT and shipping costs).

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The history of hardening
The history of hardening

Safety recommendations

Heat treatment plants are subject to a wide variety of accident hazards. The AWT Technical Committee 8 Safety in Heat Treatment Plants has set itself the goal of working through safety-relevant issues and providing assistance in solving safety-related questions. The following worksheets can be downloaded free of charge:

Conference Proceedings

The following proceedings can be ordered at Request via the AWT office

Bainite - from nano to macro - 1st International Symposium on science and application of bainite, 1 / 2 June 2017 Wiesbaden.

Quenching and Control of Distortion - Proceedings of the European and International Meeting AWT/A3TS/SVW/ASTT/ASMET/AIM/VWT and IFHTSE in Berlin, April 25-27, 2007, 2007

Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing - Proceedings of the European Meeting on Heat Treatment 2010, April 29-30, 2010, AWT/A3TS/SVW/ASTT/ASMET/AIM/VWT, in Aachen. This proceedings are only available as CD-ROM.

Proceedings of the European Conference on Heat Treatment (ECHT Conference) April 12-13, 2018 (hardcover, 238 pages; ISBN 978-3-00-061167-4).