The Mission of IFHTSE is:
Coordinate – Acting as a multinational organization consisting of individual heat treating and surface engineering societies, to coordinate and plan global heat treating events and conferences.
Educate – Through conferences and other heat treating and surface engineering events. Foster knowledge transfer globally, either formally or informally through an interdisciplinary approach.
Cooperate – Encouraging participation between heat treating and surface engineering societies across national borders.
Recognize – placing emphasis on recognizing young engineers, and scientists in industry or academia. Foster recognition across national borders in all aspects of heat treating and surface engineering.