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Exposition Hours: Tuesday, Sept. 16: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 17: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind., September 16-17, 2003

According to ASM International, the 2003 Heat Treat Conference and Show offers a new format for learning, based on the idea of a "Heat Treat University," offering sessions covering topics for beginners through experts.

The ASM Heat Treating Society's 22nd Conference and Exhibition is slated for September 16-17, 2003 in Indianapolis, Ind. and is the event that brings together leading heat-treating researchers with engineers, technical managers and executives.

The George H. Boden Lifetime Achievement in Heat Treating Award will be awarded to George Pfaffmann, FASM, Ajax-TOCCO, who is also being honored with a six-session symposium on induction heating. There will be an eight-session quenching program, as well as coverage of vacuum carburizing, atmospheres, energy, cryogenics and much more.

Another feature of this year's event is a panel discussion called "The Heat Treating Challenge--What The Heat Treating Industry Needs To Do To Survive In The 21st Century," on Wed., Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., featuring John Hubbard of Bodycote, Bill Bernard of Surface Combustion and Kiyoshi Funatani of IMST Instrument in Japan.

The ASM International Surface Engineering Congress will be co-located with the event and will feature a technical program, free practical program and exhibits. For additional value, attendees can also visit the exposition of the North American Die Casting Association, which is co-located in the convention center during the week.