Induction melting

In inductive melting, metals are melted into a liquid state in a crucible.

Installations for inductive melting by means of induction heating are usually provided with a clay graphite, silicon carbide, pure graphite or ceramic crucible. A crucible can be used as an indirect heater or the material in the crucible can be directly coupled. This makes the system very flexible and can melt a range of materials of various sizes in the same system, without changes to the set-up.

Inductive melting is used for casting operations to make high quality steel and non-ferrous alloys. The liquid metal is poured into a cavity with the desired shape. The metal solidifies with minimal shrinkage, after which the mold is removed, so that a ready, workable product becomes available.

Melting points for pure meltings


Aluminum 660°C
Copper 1083°C
Graphite 3727°C
Iron 1536°C
Molybdenum 2610°C
Nickel 1453°C
Platinum 1769°C
Titanium 1668°C
Silicon 1365°C