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There are four classes of memberships available to IFHTSE members:

  • National Association or Societies
  • Group or University
  • Company
  • Individual

National Associations or Societies

Not-for-profit scientific/technical institutions societies and associations with a main or significant interest in heat treatment and/or surface engineering.

Group or University

Groups or networks, formally or informally constituted, national or cross-border, dedicated to research and development or exchange of information; also university departments.


Industrial or commercial companies with a clear interest in heat treatment and surface engineering.


Any person interested in heat treatment and surface engineering may apply for individual membership.


Details of the different membership rights and subscription costs are available by contacting