Induction Forging Titanium Rods With RF Induction Heating System
Objective To heat titanium rod blanks prior to forging into a turbine blade.
Material Titanium rod blanks 0.591″(15.01mm) OD by 11.8″(299.7mm) long
Frequency 60 kHz
Equipment • DW-HF-45kW induction heating system equipped with a remote workhead comprised of eight (8) capacitors totaling 0.66 μF.
• An induction heating coil designed and developed specifically for this application.
Process A nineteen turn helical coil is used to heat the titanium rod blanks to 2030ºF (1110°C) in 25 seconds.
Results/Benefits Induction heating provides:
• Increased production rates
• Repeatable, reliable & consistent heat without flame.
• Hands free heating that involves no operator skill for manufacturing