What is Induction Heating and Why Is It Important

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 5th, 2018. Posted in Induction furnace for sale, Induction melting, Steel metling furnace

Induction heating machines, from the induction furnace to the induction forge, are absolutely critical to manufacturing. One of the main uses for an induction forge is to make steel, 50% of which is used in building and infrastructure construction and another 13% in making cars and trucks. Another 16% of our world’s steel will go to manufacturing and robotics. This makes the induction forge a critical step in the manufacturing process from government infrastructure projects to the most advanced aerospace rockets.

What is Induction Heating?

Induction heating is a very reliable process for hardening metal. An alternating electric current is applied to a transformer which creates an alternating magnetic field. This magnetic field creates a circulating eddy of current that flows against any material that is resistant to electricity. This flow and resistance together create heat because of the internal friction, yet there is no contact between the inductor and what is being heated