Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE)
Center for Heat Treating Excellence

About

The center pursues research to develop innovative processes to control microstructure and properties of components, reduce energy consumption, reduce process time, reduce production costs, achieve zero distortion, increase furnace efficiency, and achieve zero emissions.

CHTE enhances the position of the heat treating industry by applying fundamental research to solve problems and to advance heat treatment technology. The research portfolio is member-driven, and the work enhances the industry's technology base, profitability, public image, and education of its members.

Industrial membership includes commercial heat treaters, captive heat treaters, heat treat industry suppliers, and manufacturers of products using heat treating technologies. The center is governed by a board of directors with responsibilities to facilitate, guide, and review research programs.

WPI faculty associated with the center are Diran Apelian, Makhlouf Makhlouf, Richard Sisson, and Kevin Rong. CHTE also has alliances with faculty at other universities with whom collaborative research is carried out.

CHTE has established strong liaisons with the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and the Heat Treating Society (HTS) of ASM International. CHTE researchers participate at meetings of MTI and the R&D committee of HTS to ensure communication and active dialogue between the association and the professional society serving the industry.

The center pursues research to develop innovative processes to control microstructure and properties of components, reduce energy consumption, reduce process time, reduce production costs, achieve zero distortion, increase furnace efficiency and achieve zero emissions. CHTE is dedicated to the advancement of heat treating through collaborative research and development in accordance with the Heat Treating Technology Roadmap, the current R&D Plan and the Vision 2020 document.

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