A3TS (Association de Traitement Thermique et de Surface) is the only French technical association devoted to heat treatment and surface treatments.

It has more than 700 members representing almost 400 companies working in all branches of industrial metal transformation and also research centers, universities, engineering schools, etc.

Besides organizing conferences and technical meetings, A3TS also runs a regional network with 7 sections, offers continuing education courses and publishes specialized works.




A3TS - 71, rue La Fayette - 75009 Paris
Contact: Solène BRIZAY - Séverine ROGER


The Société Française du Vide (SFV) is a not-for-profit learned society founded in 1945 which brings together users of vacuum technologies.

Its role is to create and develop close relationships between the different players in the scientific, academic and industrial sectors.
Recognized as being in the public interest, SFV plays a leading role in the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge. Train, inform, promote: for more than 35 years the Société Française du Vide has offered officially-recognized training in the fields of Vacuum Technologies and their applications, from industrial vacuum processes to ultra-high vacuum.
Throughout the year SFV organizes national and international colloquiums, study days devoted to specific topics, conferences and exhibitions.


SFV - 19, rue du Renard - 75004 Paris
Contacts: Gweltaz HIREL - Hervé LEMOINE