Induction For The Automotive Industry


Automotive Uses For Induction Heating

The automotive industry utilizes many different parts that require heat for assembly. Processes such as brazing, soldering, hardening, tempering, and shrink fitting are common thought-out the automotive industry. These heating processes can be improved significantly through the use of induction heating technology.

Induction heating technology can provide many advantages for the auto industry. First and foremost is incredibly precise and consistent control over time and temperature. This means that a process can be performed in exactly the same way with the same results time after time. This reduces the number of rejected parts and thus decreases waste. Induction heating is also extremely clean because it does not involve any sort of combustion. This negates the need for special ventilation and removes key hazards from the workplace such as open flame and compressed gas cylinders. This has the added benefit of opening up more options for plant layout because certain procedures involving heat no longer require transporting parts of the property or to a separate area of the facility. The flexibility of the plant layout is also facilitated by another advantage of induction technology which is the compact footprint. Induction systems often take up less space than other options such as flame, furnace, infrared, or resistance heaters.

Automotive Parts Produced with Induction Equipment

Radyne and the Inductotherm Group has a well-established history of designing induction heating equipment that is used for heat-treating parts for assembly.

  • Bearings
  • Brakes
  • Drive train
  • Gears
  • Joints
  • Shafts

Radyne additionally provides equipment for brazing:

  • Fuel filler tubes
  • Brake lines
  • Fuel rails
  • Fuel pumps
  • Fuel lines
  • And many others

The following list describes several automotive parts that we have designed machines for heat treating.

Induction Heating Systems for Producing:


  • Fuel filler tubes
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel rails
  • Metal hem flange bonding
  • Shrink fitting
  • Heat staking of expandable mastic material
  • Rear view mirror button bonding


  • Bearing race
  • Bearing hub
  • Flanged inner/outer bearings
  • Pins

Brakes: brake lines

  • Shoes
  • ABS brake sleeves
  • And other wear resistant components

Drive Train:

  • engine (crankshafts & camshafts)
  • Transmission (clutch, hubs & pinions)
  • Driveshafts differentials
  • Final drive (drive wheels)


  • Ring gears
  • Sprockets
  • Worm gears
  • Helical gears 


  • CV joints
  • Tulips male/female
  • Bells


  • Rear axle
  • Front axle
  • Stub shaft
  • Shaft armatures
  • Bar-end

Radyne offers custom, full turnkey induction heating equipment and solutions for a wide variety of parts and materials for the automotive industry.