There are many reasons that induction heating equipment is hugely important, but perhaps one of the best uses for induction heating equipment is that of steel melting and other manipulations of steel. Induction heating equipment involves a number of various tools, from the new or used induction furnace to the inductotherm melting furnace. Much of this induction heating equipment is hugely important for the production of steel, allowing it to be used in many of the ways that it is all throughout the world.
But why is steel so important? For one thing, it is hugely durable, as the high melting point of steel is widely known. This melting point sits at 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for usage in a number of different fields. The tensile strength of steel is also important, as this tensile strength is quite high. The material steel is also hugely accessible, making it easy to use in many places all throughout the world.
For instance, up to half of all the steel used in the world is used for the purposes of infrastructure and various aspects of architecture. From bridges to skyscrapers, steel can be used in many different ways. The versatility of the material and its strength allow steel to create buildings and elements of architecture and infrastructure that stand the test of time, as well as provide a safe place for people to inhabit and to use, something that not all other metals can easily provide.
In addition to the use of steel in infrastructure and buildings, steel is frequently used in the automotive industry as well. In fact, up to 13% of all the steel in the world is given to this purpose. In recent years, steel has been able to make the vehicles on the road safer than they have ever been before. For instance, steel can provide a steel cage for many a motor vehicle, from the smallest of mid sized sedans to the largest of trucks. Thanks to this steel cage, many vehicles will be safe in the unfortunate event of a rollover, as the steel will help to prevent the car from becoming crushed, something that can unfortunately prove to be all too easily fatal for the passengers inside of the car’s body. In this way, steel can be hugely effective as a lifesaving tool, a preventative measure that makes our roads just a little bit (or even quite a bit) safer.
But the many uses of steel don’t end here. Steel as used in induction heating equipment is also useful in the manufacturing industry here in the United States. Manufacturing plays a huge role in our economy, so huge that it could be considered the eighth largest country in the world if it were considered to be a country, and if country size were based on gross domestic product (also know as GDP) alone. Therefore, the equipment used in factories that are a part of this manufacturing industry are hugely important and steel can provide the material that is needed to make them as high quality as possible.
In the United States, steel is perhaps more sought after than anywhere else in the world. It would have to be, one would suppose, considering that the United States imports more steel than any other nation, big or small. In the year of 2017, for instance, more than $25 billion worth of the material were imported into the United States alone – a truly vast number by just about any stretch of the imagination. In fact, while the import of steel from Canada represents only around 17% of all the steel that they import, conversely this import represents as much as 88% of the steel that Canada exports over the course of just one single year.
There is no doubt about it that steel is, to put it simply, a hot commodity. The uses of steel are vast, and it is a safe and durable material to use, ideal for many purposes and highly accessible to boot.