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Induction Heating & Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metal

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Induction Heating & Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metal

We get many questions about whether or not induction heating is useful for different applications, like brazing copper. Copper is a non-ferrous metal and induction heat only works on ferrous metals, so brazing copper is not a good application for the Mini-Ductor® or Inductor® Series of induction heating products but they are ideal for removing lug and wheel nuts because they are made of steel, a ferrous metal.

Below is a review of the properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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Induction Innovations, Inc.

U.S. patents: 10,349,470, 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D841,788, D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters;
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters