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  1. #1 Metal melting by radiation 
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    Hi!

    For a hypothetical assignment, I need a machine which is easily portable that will slice through an aluminium tube of about 6mm thickness and 75mm diameter. My design involves heating up the precise area to be cut via microwaves or similar, until the metal in that area is very soft, like warm wax, then cutting through it with a blade.

    I'm a student at university, and I just need someone to clarify how plausible, or even possible, my idea is, and very roughly how much the heating part might cost, firstly to build and then to run. Please don't suggest any other methods. This idea might sound too original but I need to stand out as we are competing in teams.

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this question in.

    Thanks!

    -Patrik


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    Do you know "Induction heating"? I think that's what you need.
    The induction coil can be easily made portable. But the electrical supply may be very big. I can't remember any device completely portable to your idea.


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    I find some papers for you but I don't know how to sent you.
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