The modern blacksmith shows off his induction forging and electric hammer.
Heating steel to bend and shape it requires a lot of energy. Traditionally, this is produced by the combustion of solid fuels.
But modern blacksmiths now use gas or induction forging to heat metal safely and quickly. In this wonderful video from Timothy Miller, he shows how his induction forging furnace heats a section of mild steel in order to hammer it into a certain shape.
The forging plant is impressive in heating metal with speed and efficiency. But what is induction heater or forging?
Wikipedia describes induction heating as "the process of heating an object by electromagnetic induction, the heat generated in the object by eddy currents." Metal induction forging can usually heat metal to 1,100 and 1,200 °C (2,010 and 2,190 °F) in a short period of time. ).
If you are curious about modern blacksmiths, Miller is just one of many modern blacksmiths who are keen to share and show off their skills. There is an online YouTube video catalog showing countless processes from heating steel to hammering technology.
The forging industry is currently undergoing a renaissance, and many people are looking for handmade items and guaranteeing that they can be used for a long time. Modern forging can produce wonderful results without the danger and unpredictability of using solid fuel fires.