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How to straighten warped discs

Carl Lovero

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I looking for a way to straighten steel clutch plates.
I have several hundred plates all warped.
They are around six inch dia, thickness vary from .090 to .130
I'm trying to get away from grinding them.
I was told about putting stacks of them in a pottery kiln with some wight on them. will this work or am i wasting my time. Thanks Carl.

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Depends what you are wanting to do with them after flattening, and what facilities you have available to you to do them on.

One way is to heat up to above critical, then press them flat between platens, then allow to cool slowly, they will then be in a soft state ready for pickling and further working on.

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