Watch a piece of aluminum levitate and melt at the same time

This is an induction heater, an electromagnetic thingamajig that can make metal to levitate and—with enough power—melt. In this case, the metal is a 2.6-gram piece of aluminum that reaches a temperature of 2192 F (1200 C) before the machine is turned off.

You can learn more about this process (and how to build one of these devices) here.

Advertisement

SPLOID is a new blog about awesome stuff. Join us on Facebook

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

I went to the link describing how to build you own induction heater. Let's just say, the aluminum is safe at my house.