Today we’re going to talk about induction heating of non-magnetic materials.
Non-magnetic materials are materials that magnets don’t attract such as wood and glass. Also, there are some types that only a strong magnet can attract, such as copper and aluminum.
Iron and steel are the most famous magnetic materials characteristics: –
• Magnets attract both iron and steel but slightly different from the other because iron is considered to be magnetically soft.
• Steel is a magnetically measured alloy or a mixture of iron and some other metals and is more solid than iron.
• Iron is easily drawn, but steel is hardened. Iron loses its magnetism quickly, while steel keeps it longer. Most electromagnetic devices use iron as a rapidly changing magnetism.
Induction Heating is a highly efficient process that you perform with precision. Also, it depends on using the property of heating the metal without any connection to an electrical source.
Generally, induction heating is for magnetic metals because it depends on the use of the magnetic field to generate heat. However, there are some applications where you apply the induction heating of non-magnetic materials such as aluminum, copper, and steel.
The induction heating system needs the following tools to be successful: –
- Power supply:
First, you’ll need a power supply for induction process to convert the line power to an alternating current. Then, it’ll deliver it to a work head.
The coil will generate the electromagnetic field within it.
You’ll want to position it in the coil so that this field induces a current in the work-piece, which, in turn, produces heat. So, we will use a non-magnetic material as a work-piece.
Examples of Induction Heating of Non-Magnetic Materials:
Induction heating is an important process for all metals, whether these metals are magnetic or non-magnetic metals. The reason is that this process can change some of the properties of the metal. Therefore, it’ll make it suitable for some industrial processes.
For example, induction heating of copper as an example of a non-magnetic material. Easily, you can work on some new features such as easy formation and hardness of the copper that you can control through induction heating.
Example 1 – induction heating of copper:
Copper is an example of a non-magnetic material. Easily, you can work on some new features such as easy formation and hardness of the copper that you can control through induction heating.
Example 2 – induction heating of aluminum:
Also aluminum is one of the non-magnetic materials. However, it needs a special environment for heating it by Induction Heating of Non-Magnetic Materials.