The application of microwaves in heat treating is coming of age with communication between users, equipment manufacturers, and research institutions being critical to successful implementation.
Microwave heating is a familiar method for cooking, drying, sterilizing, and can be used to speed up chemical reactions. Microwave technology can also be applied in the metals industry. Equipment and ancillary products have become available as industries search for the advantages that microwaves have to offer. These advantages include: