Induction Heat Treating has been making inductors and tooling fixtures since the company was founded in 1946. Through the years, IHT has manufactured tooling for other companies, but the focus was always on internal processes. We have been pretty good at identifying and producing the tooling needed to make our induction hardening lines repeatable and robust.
Design Right Induction, Inc., of Chesterfield Michigan has been supplying IHT with CNC machined coils for more than twenty years. Founder and owner, Dave Ambrozy is an expert at producing efficient and durable induction coils. Over the years as he added new equipment, Dave became proficient at keeping multiple machining stations running simultaneously. He possesses an innate sense for coil design and brazing technique.
When Dave decided to retire, he suggested that his company would be a good fit for IHT. An agreement was quickly reached and so during the first week of July 2019 trucks and trailers backed into the loading dock of Design Right Induction. The company was moved to IHT’s facility in Crystal Lake, Illinois and by the first week of August was making new coils under the banner of Design Right Induction LLC. Ambrozy even traveled to Crystal Lake to help familiarize IHT machinists with the new equipment.
The integration of Design Right into IHT operations significantly strengthens our internal tooling capabilities. We will also continue to serve the needs of existing customers who are loyal to Design Right products and we will reach out to others who have induction heating tooling needs. We have the ability to validate new coil design in-house before shipping to the customer. Our strategy is to simply apply our years of heat treating experience to helping our customers evaluate risks, alternatives and best practices for their processes.