Article | June 8th, 2019
by Valery Rudnev
Today’s metal working and heat treating shops must quickly adjust to a rapidly changing business environment, maximizing process flexibility and energy efficiency, yet still satisfy continuously increasing demands for higher-quality products. This article addresses these and other challenges faced by modern industry when applying induction systems for heating and heat treating. Several recently developed innovative processes and apparatus are reviewed and expectations for future technological developments are provided. This article is based on a keynote lecture presented at XVIII International UIE-Congress “Electrotechnologies for Material Processing” in Hannover, Germany, on June 6–9, 2017.