• Heating apparathus and method

      Hall, Frank Richard; Spence, Peter Julian; Kenward, Christopher A.; University of Derby (Intellectual Property Office, 2012-09-05)
      This invention relates and apparatus arranged to locally heat, perhaps rapidly, a work-piece and associated methods. In particular the invention relates to the heating of a conductive work-piece. In particular, but not exclusively, the invention relates to an apparatus and method arranged to rapidly perform diffusion bonding at one or more localised regions of the work-piece. In particular, but not exclusively, this invention relates to an apparatus arranged to rapidly join sheets of metal and/or metal alloys at one or more localised regions using diffusion bonding. The apparatus may also relate to a testing apparatus and method.