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Posted: 9/30/2011 4:09:15 AM EST
So I cut a piece of steel 4' x 5" x 1/2" thick from a much larger piece. now the smaller piece I need has an arch (bow) in it. Which side do I heat up to remove this?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:10:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By Timco:
So I cut a piece of steel 4' x 5" x 1/2" thick from a much larger piece. now the smaller piece I need has an arch (bow) in it. Which side do I heat up to remove this?


Heat expands, so I'd say the concave side.

Let's see what those who know what the hell they're talking about say!
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:20:39 AM EST
Heat the side that's too long, so it will shrink...
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:25:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Timco:
So I cut a piece of steel 4' x 5" x 1/2" thick from a much larger piece. now the smaller piece I need has an arch (bow) in it. Which side do I heat up to remove this?

You dont.


You cut your piece big enough so you have enough to trim off and get a straight, square end product.


The material develops internal stresses in the rolling mill and when you cut it free from the larger slab the stresses can relax and the part will deform.

Anything you do to it now will only re stress it and leave you with a weaker more difficult to manage end product.

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