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Using the Induction Heater – Neon Processing

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Making neon signs and artwork is what got me started on the induction heater quest in the first place. So now we’ve come full circle. Most people won’t have any need to process neon signs, of course, but I post this installment just for the fun of it and to show some eye candy. In […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 13th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | 4 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Solderng

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In my last installment I briefly mentioned that soldering copper is difficult with induction heat. That is true unless one uses a flux concentrator. Well lo and behold we had a kit customer who was interested in heating small parts which also requires a flux concentrator so I took some time out to experiment. A […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 12th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | 10 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Plumbing

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Every plumber and most anyone who has done much handyman work has run into that crufty old galvanized steel pipe that needs to be removed that just won’t come loose. The old pipe dope has set up hard as a rock and rust has made its contribution to the problem. Traditionally, one would drag out […]

Posted by neonjohn on October 19th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | 2 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Process Heat

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Process heating is heating a material or device while that material is being processed. The process might be simple heating, melting or more complex tasks such as polymerization. While induction heating doesn’t spring to mind as the first choice in process heating – resistance heaters are usually used – it should. Resistance heating has several […]

Posted by neonjohn on October 2nd, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | 3 Comments »





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