Induction forging is a process in which an induction heating system preheats metals and presses them into shape using a hammer or press. The applications for induction forging vary greatly, but before you get started assessing your applications, it's helpful to have a good understanding of the process. So, let's get started.
First, it's important to understand that induction heating is a non-contact process that uses the main principles of electromagnetic induction in order to effectively produce heat. Electric current can flow through a material when it is placed in a strong alternative magnetic field; this causes Joule heating. With magnetic materials, the excess heat is generated below the Curie Point -- the Curie point is the temperature at which certain magnetic materials undergo a sharp change in their magnetic properties. The Curie point of iron, for example, is 1,418 degrees Fahrenheit (770 degrees Celsius).