Induction melting is a process in which an induction furnace is used to heat a metal to its melting point. The metal to be melted is placed in a crucible.
Induction heating is widely use to melt iron and steel, copper, aluminium and precious metals. Material was melted in a induction furnace that surrounded by a coil of copper wire.
The advantage of the induction melting is a clean, energy-efficient and well-controllable melting process compared to most other means of metal melting.
About Induction Melting
The Induction process can heat the metal directly in a ceramic crucible or in some applications utilize an intermediate susceptor such as graphite. Special applications of Induction Heating allow the melt to levitate and allow melting of high purity or high reactive materials without contamination. Induction melting can be done in a vacuum or under inert atmosphere for highly reactive metals. The process for induction melting of metal can be combined with casting capability to complete the melt and cast within one system.
Typical materials for Induction Melting of Metal include Copper, Gold, Silver, Stainless Steel, Brass, aluminum and other metals. Common applications are: Scrap re-melting, Melting furnaces for foundries, Melting of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum), Materials research and sample preparation.
Examples of Induction Melting of Metal
Melting Platinum using UltraMelt 5P
Melting Dental Scrap with UPT-S5 5 kW Induction System
Melting gold using Ultramelt 10G
Melting Titanium Scrap