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Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Melting Part 2


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


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 – Removing a stuck fan


One of the banes in the lives of HVAC and maintenance mechanics is the removal of corroded, rusted in place fans, pulleys and other objects from the shafts they’re mounted on.  Gear pullers often do irreparable damage and acetylene torches can often overheat and warp.  Induction heat is perfect for this application. I’m scrapping an […]

Posted by neonjohn on October 1st, 2014 under Electronics, HVAC, Induction heating, Misc | Comment now »

Using the Induction Heater – Neon Processing


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 »


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