Induction Hot Forming Titanium Rod With RF Induction Heating Equipment
Objective To heat a titanium rod to 1700°F (926.7°C) within 60 seconds for hot forming.
Material Titanium rods, 1.25”(31.8mm) diameter, 5”(127mm) length
Temperature 1700°F (926.7°C)
Frequency 70 kHz
Equipment •DW-HF-60kW induction heating system, equipped with a remote workhead.
• An induction heating coil designed and developed specifically for this application.
Process A specially designed thirteen-turn helical induction coil is used to heat the titanium rod to 1700ºF (926.7°C). Two optical pyrometers are used to measure the temperature at the surface and center of the part. Both the surface and center of the titanium rod are heated to 1700ºF (926.7°C) within 60 seconds.
Results/Benefits Induction heating provides:
• Improved production rates with minimal defects
• Improved mechanical properties
• Even distribution of heating