Induction furnace

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An induction furnace is an electrical furnace in which the heat is applied by induction heating of metal.[1][2][3] Since no arc or combustion is used, the temperature of the material is no higher than required to melt it, this can prevent loss of valuable alloying elements.[4]


  1. Laughton, M. A.; Warne, D.F. (2002). Electrical Engineer's Reference Book, 16th Ed. Newnes. pp. 17–19. ISBN 0080523544.
  2. Campbell, Flake C. (2013). Metals Fabrication: Understanding the Basics. ASM International. pp. 63–65. ISBN 978-1627080187.
  3. Bauccio, Michael (1993). ASM Metals Reference Book, 3rd Ed. American Society for Metals. p. 50. ISBN 0871704781.
  4. Phillip F. Ostwald, Jairo Muñoz, Manufacturing Processes and Systems (9th Edition), John Wiley & Sons, 1997 ISBN 978-0-471-04741-4 page 48

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