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Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Melting Part 2

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The Kitchen Foundry In part one I documented the construction of the Kentucky Fried Foundry, designed to melt small batches of aluminum using our Fluxeon® Roy induction heater.  In this instalment I document the furnace’s use. This shows the overall setup of the Kitchen Foundry.  From left to right Power meter to measure the energy […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 9th, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Electronics, Induction heating, Projects | 3 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Casting

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Making an induction heated aluminum melter

Posted by neonjohn on November 1st, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating, Projects | 13 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 – 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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