Induction Heating

Application Notes

Improve your heating processes without flame. Induction heating focuses energy in your part only. You don't need a torch or a costly batch or furnace process. Heat all your materials in a repeatable, precise flameless process.

This section of the Application Notebook includes general heating applications that don't fall neatly into other process categories.

Popular Induction Heating Application Notes

Heating Wires and Strips for Coating Removal

The polymer coating on the aluminum strips behaved differently when heated. Visually, the coating turned brown and bubbly when the aluminum strip was heated.

Heating an Aluminum Tube for Bending

Induction does not present an open flame into the work environment like a torch, resulting in a safer working environment

Heat a Fixture for a Wire Heating Application

Heat a non-magnetic metal alloy shape-setting fixture for a Nitinol wire heating/shaping application.

Heating a Tube Prior to Swaging

With the process designed by Induction Foster applications engineers, the tubing heated to temperature within five seconds. This result met the client's objective.

Preheating a titanium alloy wire prior to welding

With an heat 10 kW power supply, the titanium alloy wire can be heated to 2732 °F (1500 °C) in three seconds.

Heating a cutting knife, improving cut

In this example, induction heating provides consistent, repeatable results, a safe, reliable source of heat, measurable & stable results and less production scrap

Heating aluminum wire to create screens

Induction will double production due to more rapid heating than infrared lamps can offer; with induction 100 feet per minute can be run instead of 50 feet per minute with infrared

Heating stainless steel inserts for an insertion application

Induction offers dramatically faster heating compared to ultrasonics which means dramatically increased production rates. Induction is highly repeatable and easy-to-integrate into manufacturing processes.

Preheating a magnetic steel die

The induction process required 10 minutes to heat to the required temperature; the client’s resistance heater took more than ten minutes. Also there will no longer be a need to open the chamber to remove the heater.

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