Proceedings of the 13th International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress, 7-10 October 2002, Columbus, Ohio. This congress features three interelated symposia on surface engineering technology, heat treating, and thermal spray. The proceedings features papers from international experts, addressing theoretical and fundamental research as well as practical aspects for scientists, engineers, and technologists. Contents include: Surface Engineering: PVD/CVD coatings; Laser processes; Tribological coatings; Diamond-like coatings; Polymeric coatings; Corrosion; Characterization of coatings; Modeling. Heat Treating: Aluminum heat treating; Case hardening; Alternative technologies; Equipment and processes; Intensive quenching; Gas quenching; Liquid quenching; Residual stress; Modeling and simulation; Transformation. Thermal Spray: Applications; Processes; Science of thermal spray; Testing and characterization of coatings.