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Welding AR500 Steel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jcann, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Jcann

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    I'm a non-trained shade tree welder. Is there anything special I need to know if I'm welding AR500 steel to spring steel?
     
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    Yeah, you'll ruin the hardness of the AR500 anywhere around your welds
     
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    It'll weld just fine, but the heat affected zone will be soft so your design needs to account for that.
     
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    I'd be curious about mechanical fasteners before welding on it.
     
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    Guess it would all depend on what your going to use it for. Fastening a holder onto it for a particular reason?
     
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    I replaced my garage door spring which broke in half and I have several 3/8"x5" round AR500 plates I was wanting to attach to the spring. I will get better steel feedback with the spring than the T-post system I currently use.
     
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    Ahhhh.... be able to SEE it when it gets hit by the flexing of the plate on the spring?
    Heck, what is the worst that could happen, the plate falls off after 1, 100, 1,000 rounds?
     
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    A soft spot that allows a pass-through; worse yet, a soft spot that forms an impact crater, which then causes a ricochet back toward you.
     

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