AWT Hardening Congress 2022

78th Heat Treatment Congress and Steel Innovation 11 - 13 October 2022 - Koelnmesse

The 78th Heat Treatment Congress of the AWT will take place in Cologne from October 11 - 13, 2022. Parallel to the Heat Treatment Congress, the AWT and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e. V., DGM, will for the first time jointly organize the the scientific symposium Steel Innovation (SI), a meeting of the newly founded technical committee on steel materials technology of AWT and DGM.

Thus, for the first time, two symposia and a trade fair will be held under one roof:

HK 2022: The Heat Treatment Congress with proven scientific symposium and practitioners' conference. The largest European trade congress on topics relating to heat treatment and materials technology, manufacturing and process engineering.

SI 2022: First Steel Innovation Conference. Scientific symposium under the leadership of the joint committee of DGM and AWT, on innovations in materials engineering in materials technology, production, processing and application of steels.

Trade show of R&D Technologiebroker Bremen GmbH on the Heat Treatment Congress and the symposium Steel Innovation.

Location: Koelnmesse, East Entrance, East Congress Halls and Hall 10.2.

Applications for presentations are welcome by 15.03.2022 on the following key topics:

Heat Treatment Congress 2022

  • Heat treatment - processes, equipment, media, safety
  • Sustainability concepts for heat treatment plants and process chains
  • Production and processing of components in the process chain
  • Properties of components in machining and application
  • New material developments
  • Material analytics and quality control
  • Artificial intelligence, simulation and digitalization

Steel Innovation 2022

  • Materials technology steel
  • Digital steel technology
  • High-strength and wear-resistant steels
  • Sustainable steel - recycling, reuse and remanufacturing
  • Corrosion resistant steels
  • Hydrogen embrittlement / steel development for the hydrogen economy
  • Materials testing steel
  • Increasing the damage tolerance of steels
  • New steel concepts for additive manufacturing

Registration for a presentation on the Heat Treatment Congress and the symposium Steel Innovation

Presentations can be submitted and given in English or in German. Please send us an abstract of 1800 characters (including spaces) and your photo via the form on the website The conditions for participation in the trade exhibition and a form for registering exhibition stands will be made available in the "Downloadcenter Messe".

With specialist presentations on sustainability concepts for the heat treatment and steel industry, important contributions for the path to a climate-neutral future will be presented and discussed at both the Heat Treatment Congress and the symposium Steel Innovation. Attending both conferences also offers the opportunity to find out about the latest research and development findings in the entire steel process chain, from materials development and production to processing, over two days. The affiliated trade exhibition also opens up a new thematic field: in addition to presenting the latest products of the heat treatment industry, the exhibition also offers research institutes and companies of the steel industry a platform to present their innovations and products.

The finalized program will be published mid-June 2022. The ticket store for purchasing tickets will also start at the end of June 2022.

More information on the congress and trade show at

Spectators at the AWT Hardening Congress
Spectators at the AWT Hardening Congress

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