Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] batteries and prop paint
Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
Actually, hot bending does NOT work harden stainless steel. That is what happens when you bend it cold.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Bending austenitic stainless steel and keeping full strength is a very fussy project. Temperature for bending and temperature for re-annealing the metal are different and not likely to be well done by someone inexperienced on a large piece.
Done “at home” it is very likely that BOTH hot and cold bending will reduce the ultimate tensile strength. If you bend it cold do as Bill R suggests, in a press, quickly and all in one go to reduce further work hardening that already is present from the initial bend.
And Capt Richard is right: there aren’t very many properties of stainless that make it a better material to make an anchor out of compared to good galvanized carbon steel—but it IS pretty!
SM #160, Harmonie
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