June 7th, 2019

Intricacies for the successful induction heating of steels in modern forge shops

Dr. Valery Rudnev, Doug Brown, Dr. Chester J. Van Tyne, Dr. Kester D. Clarke


Over the past three decades, induction heating has become an increasingly popular in forge shops. Among other subjects, this paper discusses:

  • Trends in forging steels. Selection of forging temperatures.
  • Intricacies of process requirements associated with recent knowledge related to theory and practice of induction heating.
  • Novel induction billet heater design concept.
  • Temperature uniformity requirements. Common misassumption.
  • “Stand-by” and “Rapid start” features of modern induction heaters.