Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Brunswick Canada
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Re: shackle lifting...leaf spring broken?
oh thanks lol.spring steel will also crack and break if it gets heated too wont it.
no it will just loose all its toughness and then most likely brake over time/loose its shape.
spring steel is a high carbon steel that is quenched then tempered. The tempering process they use is complex and creates a very tough structure. There is name for it but I forget it right now.
now it is posible to weld it but creates a very brittle structure in the HAZ because of the high carbon base metal. now you could anneal it and create a more dutile structure in that spot which may last alittle longer.
I wouldnt weld or heat any spring on a road vehicle.
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