Worked in a Germany based multinational company in India manufacturing complete Induction Hardening Equipments and their spares under German Technology for fifteen years
1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (L.S. with Engg/Tech) degree non-traditionally from Excelsior College, Albany, New York. Already earned over 125 credits, transcripted in the year 1985, against requirements of 120 credits for Graduation. These credits include over 60 credits at both lower and upper level courses in electrical engineering and other engineering courses and rest in natural sciences, mathematics and humanities. The GPA is 3.46 on a scale of 4.00. Probably completed all requirements for the degree and formal degree only upon enrollment.
2. Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from an Indian University with major in English literature
Experience: 15 years
Induction is an Electrical Engineering term and Induction Hardening Technology mainly relates with “ heat treatment “. It is a technological process to harden to a certain depth of the external surface of the components made from steel and some other types of steels used in automobile industries, defense or army establishments, light and heavy engineering industries etc. to avoid wear and tear of the surface of the components facing rotation, friction etc. in conjunction with other components for longer life for their uses.
In induction hardening, because of the possibility of transmitting high frequency and high power input into the work pieces in a very short time, the surface of steel is heated by induced current (skin effect phenomena ) to the critical temperature very quickly, thereby transforming the surface structure into austenite, without effecting the core of steel, which on immediate quenching gives martensite structure. In view of the very short heating time there is least tendency for de-carburization, grain growth, distortion, surface oxidation, or the core of the component getting effected . These are some advantages not possible with other conventional method of heating.
Excellent electrical, electronic and mechanical control, design of work coil and quench fixture in an induction hardening equipment, make it possible to achieve uniform surface hardness, uniform case depth and uniform hardened structure on all components. Also unlike other conventional heating equipments absolutely clean working conditions could always be maintained around induction hardening equipments..
The course topic may be accepted by institutions under ‘free electives ‘ for earning credits in both Associate and undergraduate programs for the students in Electrical, Mechanical and Metallurgy Engineering and the student may then require some more materials of study from external references. The instructor may help for information for some external references, if desired. The course may also give adequate exposure to the person about Induction Heating which may be an advantage to get a job in both Induction Hardening Equipment manufacturers as well as in other engineering industries where the Induction Hardening Equipments are being used in production line to manufacture the components need induction hardening process.
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