Heat Treatment Congress (HK) 2019

October 22-24/2019 will see the 75th Heat Treatment Congress (HK) in Cologne, Germany. Organized by AWT this is in our opinion the best European heat treat trade show there is and well worth attending.

This year the AWT (Working Group for Heat Treatment and Materials Technology) will be organising their Heat Treatment Congress (HK) for the 75th time. Come and join the celebrations! The anniversary event will kick-off on Tuesday, 22 October with a ceremonial address by Dr Stefan Hock, General Secretary of the “International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering” (IFHTSE) and an honorary member of the AWT. He will be speaking about the importance of the HK and the changes it has undergone, and will also talk about future challenges with regard to raw materials.

News from the trade fair; Nitrex Metal, a Canadian based company, celebrates its return to HK event after a long absence. They are one of the leading companies in the field of controlled nitriding and nitrocarburising turnkey systems. Together with their affiliate United Process Controls, they will present distinctive solutions for the German and European markets including license-free nitriding/nitrocarburising systems and new case hardening technologies for stainless steels. At the moment there are still some free spaces available for exhibitors. An up-to-date hall plan with free spaces marked can be found here www.hk-awt.de/hallenplan-hk-2019. There is also an attractive special offer for first-time exhibitors. In the exclusively designed Newcomers’ Area, first-time exhibitors can present their companies for an all-in price of EUR 3,350.

Your benefits as a visitor; Exhibitors provide regular information about new products and job opportunities in the online marketplace on the website www.hk-awt.de. The Matchmaking tool allows visitors to prepare perfectly for the trade fair. They can arrange appointments with exhibitors in advance and mark favourites and presentations, and they can also use the calendar tool to create their own timetable for the event. The app for Android and iOS will then navigate perfectly through the event on site.

Further highlights of the congress; This year’s plenary speech will be given by leading communications expert Isabel Garcia on the theme of “Think cleverly, communicate cleverly”. In addition to this, there will be 30 top-class specialist presentations, on the following focal topics:

  • Materials for lightweight design
  • Functional coatings
  • Intelligent process control
  • Partial heat treatment of components

As always, simultaneous interpreting services from German into English and vice versa will be provided at the congress event. The complete congress programme will be published at the end of May on the website www.hk-awt.de. Entrance tickets can also be booked in the Ticket Shop from the end of May onwards.”