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Why the ChiComs are Winning


This article is about the experiences of a tiny company (Fluxeon®) in dealing with Chinese suppliers. It illustrates why and how the Chinese are winning the world economic battle of the 21st century. Unless we (the USA) change out ways, China will be the world economic superpower in a few years. Now I’m going to […]

Posted by neonjohn on September 27th, 2010 under Current Events, Induction heating | 1 Comment »

Using an Induction Heater – MRO Operations


MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) is probably the largest field of application for a small, lightweight and portable induction heater such as Fluxeon’s® Roy induction heater. MRO encompasses everything from the auto mechanic to maintenance operations in large factories. Basically, anywhere guys and gals use tools to work on machinery. In this article I’ll show some […]

Posted by neonjohn on September 24th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | Comment now »

Using an Induction Heater – Soldering/Brazing


In industry, soldering and brazing probably ranks second only to heat treating in the use of induction heating. With a small but powerful heater such as the Roy, that capability is now available to small business and home users. Soldering  is one of the more difficult jobs for low power induction heaters because copper is […]

Posted by neonjohn on September 20th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | 3 Comments »

Using an Induction Heater – Neon Electrodes


The common neon sign unit consists of a length of glass bent to shape with electrodes attached to each end and filled with either neon gas or a mixture of argon gas and mercury. During the manufacture of the neon unit, the electrodes have to be processed. That is, they have to be heated to […]

Posted by neonjohn on September 16th, 2010 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating | Comment now »