I have a unique application I need help specifying a material and heat
treat process for.
The application involves a circular clamp that is about 5.25 in O.D. x
4.25 in I.D. x 1.00 in thick. It is split on one side has 2 tabs with a
hole in each tab on the same side as the split (It looks kind of like
an external snap ring). Inserts are mounted in the two holes and a
clamp screw is threaded between the two inserts. The clamp screw opens
the clamp to an O.D. of about 5.88 O.D.
I am looking for a material that can be surfaced hardened to about Rc
45-50, and still be ductile enough to open and close easily without
I have done several searches on the internet with no luck. I would
appreciate any advice on the type of material/heat treat that
can/should be used for this application.
- posted 16 years ago