|410 Stainless - (0.062 [+/-.003] x 3 x 24) - Liner/Clip Steel
We looked the world over for the very best liner and spring making steel. Through trial and testing, we chose 410 stainless steel. The basis of our conclusion was that 410 does not build-up or retain stress like many other stainless steels. We have tested this steel on a spring bending jig for 50,000.00 cycles. After the successful test, it still had room to make another 50,000.00 cycles before the steel broke. That makes for great spring steel! Our 410 steel is made in America and is provided in the annealed state, which makes it easy to machine and shape. This is very important when you're working with it to shape it to your desired design.
Heat Treat Instructions:
For creating spring temper: We recommend an atmosphere furnace, or foil wrapping the steel to stop decarbonization. Austenize at 1800-1850° degrees F. for 5-10 minutes, or until the material is heated completely. Then air cool with a fan, or quench press, until the temperature is under 110° degrees. Temper twice at 750° degrees for two hours, allowing cooling between cycles to less than 110° degrees F.
NOTE: Heat treat results may vary with the oven and operator. We recommend 38-45 RC for best results.
Dimensions = 0.062" [+/-.003] x 3" x 24"
Material Type = 410 Annealed Stainless
Made in U.S.A.