June 8th, 2019

North American Forging is Advanced Manufacturing

(Part 3: Advanced Billet Heating Operations)

Dr. Valery Rudnev – Inductoheat Inc., Madison Heights Mich.
Jon D. Tirpal – SCRA Applied R&D, Charleston, S.C.

In a modern forge, billet heating is critical and often controlled to tight specifications by various methods, including gas-fired furnaces, electric heaters, infrared heaters and induction heaters. This article will focus on induction heating and its place as an advanced and controlled thermal process enabled by a host of modular and modern heating units tailored for specific forged parts.