ECHT 2021 and QDE –2nd International Conference on Quenching and Distortion Engineering

27 – 28 April 2021 - ONLINE

The conference will  be organized as a webconference. The presence event in Berlin has been cancelled.


The Quenching and Distortion Engineering conference series follows up on the former series of IDE, organized by IWT Bremen, Germany, and QCD, organized by IFHTSE. These two have been merged into the QDE series. In 2021 the QDE conference is also part of the European Conference on Heat Treatment series which is supported by european organisations. Consequently the ECHT and QDE conference will cover both aspects:

  • the quenching process as an essential step in the heat treatment of metallic components and
  • the relation of the distortion potential of a component with all steps of the manufacturing process especially quenching.

ECHT and QCD 2021 will present actual findings and developments from industry and science on the central topics of the conference Quenching and Control of Distortion. In particular, three keynote lectures on these central topics will be presented, highlighting the points of quenching in gases, quenching in liquids, respectively, and the direct links between quenching and distortion. In addition to these aspects, contributions on quenching and partitioning, quenching and tempering and austempering will be presented. Furthermore, new findings on material behavior during heat treatment obtained by using in-situ measurement methods will be presented.


Deadline for abstracts (extended)30th October 2020
Notification of acceptance04th December 2020
Preliminary program29th January 2021
Deadline for full papers14th February 2021
Conference27th – 28th April 2021

Chairmen of the ECHT and QDE 2021 conference

Dr. Thomas Lübben - Chairman - Expert for quenching and distortion

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Lübben

Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien (IWT) Bremen

Dr. Jörg Kleff - Chairman QDE ECHT 2021

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Kleff

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

The submission of abstracts
have been closed on 31th October 2020.

Conference language: English

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