Induction Heating For Hot Forming Process

Description

Objective
Heat part to approximately 1600-1800°F (871-982°C) in under 5 minutes with 10 kW machine. This test will show induction heating will replace torch heating and take less time than current torch process.

Materials
• Copper tube
• Aluminum form
• Compression fittings

Key Parameters
Power: 5.54 kW cold/ 9.85 kW post curie
Temperature: 1600-1800°F (871-982°C)
Time: 4 minutes

Process:

  1. Position part into coil and center the part 2. Start power cycle and heat for 4 minutes to reach approximately 1800°F (982°C).

Results/Benefits:
Part heated to temperature fairly even across 4 inch heat zone in 4 minutes.