Furnaces North America 2018 (FNA 2018), presented by the Metal Treating Institute in partnership with Industrial Heating, is the heat-treating industry’s marquee event every other year. FNA 2018 will attract attendees from over 35 states and 20 countries, including Fortune 500 companies. For three days attendees will take part in networking events and educational sessions that will focus on emerging technologies, industry trends and advances in equipment. 

Change is happening at such a rapid pace in today’s economy, both commercial and captive heat-treat plants can’t afford to miss FNA 2018. Demographic shifts, emerging technologies and consumer buying habits are driving what is manufactured.

The answers to the most pressing challenges in your heat-treat operation will be found at FNA 2018, either in technical sessions with suppliers you meet, at a booth with another heat treater that you connect with or at one of the social events. 

FNA 2018 has three dynamic elements that will deliver the answers you and your team need in order to maximize your productivity, personnel resources and profits.


Element #1:  Learning that LASTS

FNA 2018’s technical conference, which is designed by a team of heat treaters and suppliers, has 35 key sessions focused on a wide array of technical issues in over 10 tracks. Session topics include:

•Productivity and data



•Standards and pyrometry

•Controls and materials


•Emerging technologies


•Quenching and cooling

•Heat-treat business


Element #2: Business that CONNECTS

The most active part of any FNA experience is the trade show. With over 170 top suppliers in every facet of heat treating, this is where the daily needs of heat treaters are fulfilled. On the show floor, heat treaters and suppliers connect to learn about each other, what heat treaters are challenged with and how suppliers can solve those issues. FNA’s Expo is a must for any owner, general manager, plant manager or maintenance/quality/production manager. FNA 2018 encourages companies to bring its key management team to help introduce them personally to the new trends and technologies shaping the future of heat treating.


Element #3:  Networking is KING

At FNA, attendees experience a set of exciting social functions that allow heat treaters and supplier alike to connect with one another to discuss the ideas they learned during the conference and trade show. They also share their daily experiences in dealing with issues like energy, employee recruitment/retention, maintenance, audit compliance, plant safety and equipment purchases. FNA social events also help suppliers to get away from the trade-show booth and listen to the heat treater’s needs in a more informal environment. This provides suppliers an opportunity to serve the heat treater better and develop products for their specific needs.



The Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of commercial heat treaters and suppliers, is the heat-treating industry’s leading trade association for online training, financial benchmarking studies, research data, networking and industry information. Stop by MTI’s booth (618-620-622) at the show to see what we have to offer.