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How to straighten warped steel plate

How to straighten warped steel plate

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... the plate to keep it from sliding off, could have just as easily used bolts through oversided holes to accomplish the same thing and flatten the plate.

... the plate to keep it from sliding off, could have just as easily used bolts through oversided holes to accomplish the same thing and flatten the plate.

Figure 1. The restraint by the adjacent cold base metal creates high-residual tensile stress that causes the weld to act like a stretched rubber band, ...

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Figure 3. When the weld shrinks along its length, it causes base metal to twist around the weld.

My first order of business was to mark my line to follow. This is not strictly necessary, it just helps to keep me from wandering off course.

Here's a photo of how it is right now

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It may be possible to bend this steel back into its correct shape or clamp and bolt it into place as is.

... the plate to keep it from sliding off, could have just as easily used bolts through oversided holes to accomplish the same thing and flatten the plate.

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However I just loaded it up and it's warped. I'm looking for ideas on how to flatten out this hunk of steel. Any thoughts?

Warped bed :(

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The 16 ounce hammer worked them out quickly. Now I have a pretty darn straight plate and the tooth line is in great shape but I am not done.

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Stresses released during the laser cutting of carbon steel plate cause significant bowing. Photo courtesy of Leveltek International LLC.

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... the plate to keep it from sliding off, could have just as easily used bolts through oversided holes to accomplish the same thing and flatten the plate.

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Figure 5. The general progression of the backstep welding technique may be left to right, but each bead segment is deposited from right to left.

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Welding on both sides of the plate offsets one shrinkage force with another, to minimize distortion.

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Figure 6. Presetting parts before welding can make shrinkage work for you.

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Figure 2. When the weld shrinks across its width, it causes groove welds to “wing-up” or fillet welds to close up.

As one of my 'B' plates was quite warped, and full of bits of paper stuck in the cutting marks, I thought I'd give it a try. This was my 'B' plate before:

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