How to melt metal?
It will be much pleased to some blacksmith or private worker who can melt metal at home without using the large type industrial melting equipment to do it. For example, if you only want to melt little quantity of metal like copper, you can melt it with some equipment such as blowtorch or on a stovetop. However, it will be very slow and time consuming and in the other hand, as copper conducts heat and electricity very quickly, it will not be so safety as it in the laboratory if you try to melt it yourself at home. Therefore, it’s an ideal choice to use an induction furnace with safety condition, quick melting speed and high quality.
There are few steps for preparing.
First, connecting to power. The induction furnace must be properly grounded so that to prevent shock, fire or other injury. The grounding must be connected according to the local building codes.
Second, preparing water tank and pump. As this kind of induction furnace needs to be water cooled. To be more economically, you can only prepare a water tank and a self-pumping to serve as a cooling system. Of course, an industrial cooling chiller will also be a good choice if the budget is enough.
Third, setting up the crucible. Graphite crucible is commonly used as a melting container because of its good thermal conductivity and high temperature resistance.
Lastly, melting and molding. Start the induction furnace to work and keep it heating until copper completely melts. If you need to use the melted copper, carefully use the tongs to tip the crucible and direct the melted copper into a mold.
Above are all the simple steps that how to melt metal by using induction melting furnace. If there is any question about the usage of the induction furnace, just go through our website and contact with us. Thank you.