Induction heating is often thought of as an industrial process but it is a technology that can just as easily be applied to smaller scale operations. Wether home-made or off the shelf induction heating provides a powerful way to heat and treat various metals electromagnetically.
Using powerful magnet fields electromagnetic induction heating is able to quickly generate high temperatures in metals held within the magnetic field. The oscillating magnetic field generated by the AC current causes tiny electrical eddy currents within the metal. In turn the tiny eddy currents generate heat through the electrical resistance of the metal, the friction of electrons moving about with the magnetic field.