Echt 2018

Save the date: ECHT 2019

European Conference on Heat Treatment in Bardolino (Lake Garda, Italy) from 5-7 June 2019


Two days of nitriding and nitrocarburising presentations, discussions and latest Information from the most renowned experts.


12 April 2018

(Beginning with opening words 9.00 am)
Session: "Basics"

Time Title of the presentation speaker Country
09:15 Fundamentals of nitriding and nitrocarburizing; old and new insights Eric Jan Mittemeijer Germany
10:00 Nitriding of Fe-C and Fe-C-Si white cast iron Stefan Kante Germany
10:25 Can carbides resist during nitriding? Elke Leunis Belgium
10:50 - 11:15 Break

11:15 Development of nitrides of silicon and iron upon nitriding Fe-Si alloys Sai Ramudu Meka India
11:40 Development of non-destructive photothermal technique for in-process analysis of nitriding treatments Juan Dong Germany
12:05 High temperature plasma nitriding and quench on low carbon steel Okumiya Masahiro Japan

Session: "Application"

Time Title of the presentation speaker Country
14:00 Nitriding of heavily loaded gears - potentials and challenges Johannes König Germany
14:25 Nitriding of lightweight gears for space applications – a real challenge Robert Nöbauer Austria
14:50 Investigation of the tempering effect during nitriding Stefanie Hoja Germany
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 Nitriding, nitrocarburising and oxidation with nitrous oxide or water steam: comparison and results on the corrosion and tribological propoerties T. Sanvito Italy

Session: "Modelling"

Time Title of the presentation speaker Country
16:10 High-temperature solution nitriding and low-temperature surface hardening of 3D printed steel Emilie Hørdum Valente Denmark
16:35 Modelling of nitrogen transport in iron lattices with point defects Aurash Karimi UK
17:00 Investigation of alloy effects on gaseous nitriding process by computational thermodynamics Mei Yang USA

19:00 Conference dinner

13 April 2018

(Beginning, introduction of the session 8.15 am)
Session: "Stainless Steels"

Time Title of the presentation speaker Country
08:30 Expanded austenite; from fundamental understanding to predicting composition- and stress-depth profiles Marcel A.J. Somers Denmark
09:15 Modelling of composition and stress profiles in low temperature nitriding of austenitic stainless steel: the role of mechanical anisotropy Ömer Can Kücükyildiz Denmark
09:40 Improved corrosion resistance of cold deformed stainless steels after low temperature surface hardening with adjusted pre-annealing processes Ulli Oberste-Lehn Germany
10:05 - 11:05 Coffee break and postersession

11:05 Gaseous surface hardening of martensitic stainless steels Chiara Tibollo Denmark
11:30 Nitriding of austenitic steels: the problem of “phase control” L.G. Petrova Russia
11:55 Plasma nitrocarburizing of austenitic stainless steel AISI 316L applying a carbon active screen Igor Burlacov Germany
12:20 Investigation of Magnetic Effects on Austenitic Stainless Steels after Low Temperature Carburization Philipp Schuler Switzerland
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break

Session: "Properties"

Time Title of the presentation speaker Country
14:00 Failure analysis of nitrided components Peter Sommer Germany
14:25 The effect of controlled gas nitriding on the evolution of steel surface topology Jack Kalucki Canada
14:50 A simple model for hardness and residual stress profiles prediction in low-alloy nitrided steel, based on nitriding-induced tempering effects Simon Thibault France
15:15 Deep cryogenic treatment and nitriding of 42CrMo4 steel Aleksander Ciski Poland

15:40 Closing words

15:45 End