What is induction melting?
Induction melting is a cost effective and energy efficient way to raise the temperature of a metal or ore to its melting point and to hold that temperature to perform metallurgical processes such as smelting, alloying, mixing and casting.
Two types of furnaces are used in induction melting:
- Crucible induction furnace – it consists of a coil that encircles the crucible
- Channel induction furnace – it consists of one or several basins on which one or several channels passing through a coil are connected
Below are some examples of where induction melting: