Finally joined the 21st century and got an induction heater

  1. outofthefire

    outofthefire Member

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    We've had this at work for close to a year, but for one reason and another haven't got to use it till now. It's amazing how quick it heats up steel. I was even more surprised to find it works on brass, copper and titanium just a bit slower, need to convince my boss we need a bigger machine now so I can use it as a foundry :laughing:. Excuse the video quality i'm better at still photography

     
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  2. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Brilliant stuff!! :thumbup: I'm having a temporary attack of machine envy here :laughing:
     
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  3. outofthefire

    outofthefire Member

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    Haha, it's that quick even after heating it twice the heat hasn't travelled very far down the bar.
     
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  4. awemawson Forum Supporter

    Handy!

    Have a bigger one:

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  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Wow!! That's serious sized stuff :thumbup:
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I was meaning more the 'auto hammer', but both are worthy. :clapping:
     
  7. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    had a look on u tube to see how one is made.....
    not sure I could do it but oh so nice to have one.....
     
  8. awemawson Forum Supporter

    That hex bar is 32 mm iirc and took 2 minutes at 70 KW to glow like that. Furnace is rated at 100 KW
     
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  9. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    No such thing as temporary machine envy either envy or bought one :dontknow:
     
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  10. badabec

    badabec Forum Supporter

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    I've got a 12 volt one for making tea

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  11. nickk Forum Supporter

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    Good luck with that I bought one had it plugged in for 30 minutes,water just got warm.
     
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  12. minimutly Member

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    Stick it on the mains!
     
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  13. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    We had a 20 ton holding furnace at the foundry in the 70's, no idea of the power, but the supply cables were water cooled to stop them melting :o
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    There is in my case, as soon as sense returns :laughing: - also when I realise I have no more space for additional machinery. And I can't extend the cave any more....:(
     
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  15. awemawson Forum Supporter

    Yes my cables are water cooled. Originally by a 39 kw chiller but that packed up so I now use a heat exchanger and ground water from a bore hole.
     
  16. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Move
     
  17. Robert Mullins Member

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    No eye protection, no hearing protection, no protective clothing, loose clothing, methinks the HSE would have a field day
     
  18. northwest

    northwest Member

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    He is wearing glasses?

    And shoes.

    You would have a heart attack if you watched me some days. :-)
     
  19. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Extreme naked machining?
    :o
     
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  20. northwest

    northwest Member

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    Been there, done that.

    Don't ask and thankfully nobody saw!

    Would have burned your eyes for sure.
     
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