Who we are

The International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) is a not-for-profit body founded in Switzerland 16th May, 1971.

We are an international group of scientific/technological societies and associations, groups and companies and individuals whose primary interest is heat treatment and surface engineering.

The primary function of the IFHTSE is to promote international collaboration and communication on heat treatment and surface engineering, through the sharing of knowledge. This knowledge is communicated via conferences and international congresses held throughout the globe.