Industrial Heating and ASM International have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on making Industrial Heating the official publication of the ASM Heat Treating Society (HTS). Once approved by both organizations, as of Jan. 1, 2010, HTS member news will be published in Industrial Heating on a bi-monthly basis to provide coverage of society activities and events. Industrial Heating will also become the official publication of the HTS Conference & Exposition, which will return to Indianapolis with the American Gear Manufacturers Association’s Gear Expo event in September 2011. While HTS will discontinue publication of Heat Treating Progress, the society will continue to publish all of its electronic products including its weekly e-newsletter, the HTS Community website at www.asminternational.org/hts and sponsored webinars that provide in-depth coverage of heat treating for HTS members.

Industrial Heating has been a strong voice within the Heat Treating Society, and we look forward to the opportunity to partner on new opportunities in the future,” said Joe Zion, ASM Access Publisher. This collaborative effort will provide HTS members with the information and news they need, while enabling the society to focus on developing innovative online products that provide timely technical updates and trackable leads. “This collaboration is good for our membership and the heat-treating community, and it is good for ASM and Industrial Heating,” Zion said.