Benefits of Induction Hardening
Induction hardening of steel improves its mechanical properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from simple tools & kitchenware to advance automotive parts.
- Excellent wear resistance
As induction heating increases the hardness, it automatically undergoes improvement in wear resistance capability. Due to the tightness of the inner structure, the hard steel prevents wear and tear from the material surface.
- Minimum warpage
Suppose you compare induction hardening with another conventional hardening approach. The uniform heating changes the warpage scenario dramatically. There will be a very low warpage, and the effect on the functionality of the properties will be negligible.
- The specific level of hardness
It is easy to obtain a particular level of hardness with induction hardening. For example, a wheel needs a specific hardness level to satisfy its functionality. In this case, steel can be pre-heated to get the required hardness level.
Since the hardened part contributes more volume than the core, the compressive strength of steel increase significantly, and the hardness also improves the fatigue life of steel because of the high increment in mechanical strength.
Still, increasing the hardness of steel is the most significant benefit of induction hardening, which makes it superior for several industries. Rock crushers, axles, gears, shafts, building beams, and many other applications require hard steel.