Melted steal and copper is a bigger business than most people think it is. Being in the world of induction melting these facts are already well known to you. You know the ins and outs of different melting machines. After all, about 17% of the imported steel in the United States comes from Canada itself. However, if you’re just getting into this business, perhaps it is time to take a walk through the different machines and what the different specifics are. Putting steel into a gold melting furnace, can it be done? Or do these melting furnaces need specific temperatures? Let’s dig into the specific differences among these machines.
Let’s first begin by learning that the melting point of steel is 1,370 degrees Celsius while the melting point of gold is 1,064 degrees Celsius. Obviously if you were to put steel into a gold melting furnace the heat would be far too hot and burn the gold past the point of being usable. Considering that (according to Oxford Economics) 88% of Canadian steel has gone to the United States, and that was back in 2016 alone! Those numbers have defiantly increased by then.
What is an induction furnace?
An induction furnace is a an electrical furnace that can melt down metals such as iron, copper, aluminum, precious metals as well as steel. These metals all have different melting points that need to be carefully watched so that the metals melt properly. Since there are not separated gold melting furnace or copper melting furnace devices, this requires knowing your metals and being on top of melting points.
What are these steel and other metals used for?
These melted metals can be used for many things from robotics to mechanical equipment. In fact, 50% of the world’s steel is used for construction, both buildings and infrastructure. Getting into this lucrative business is as important as it is to remember the heating point of the metals.
The next time you’re considering jumping head first into this business, or if you’re already within this business, find a great induction furnace and get to work on doing your best with induction melting. If you play your cards right this business could benefit you and your family for years to come. How could that be a bad thing in any stretch of the imagination? Just watch your melting temperatures.