Presently making a spring(4340, R/C 43-45)that is Zinc-plated. The process calls for a bake subsequent to the plating process to reduce hydrogen embrittlement. Is this step necessary on a spring with a cross-section of .340" x .960"?
Frank Borcherding Mfg. of Test Equip. - Largo, Florida, USA ^
Yes spring steel requires baking as soon as possible after plating.
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