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2010 Edition, August 1, 2010

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Low Stress Grinding of Steel Parts Heat Treated to 180 ksi or Over, and Low Stress Grinding of Chrome Plating Applied to Steel Parts Heat Treated to 180 ksi or Over

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , November 2015

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  • Revision: 2010 Edition, August 1, 2010
  • Published Date: November 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 13
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The purpose of this specification is to establish requirements of a grinding method and to provide grinding parameters that will eliminate or minimize overheating, cracking, high residual tensile stresses, and/or other metallurgical changes that decrease structural integrity of steel parts or chrome plated steel parts (See 8.2). This standard establishes requirements for low stress grinding of martensitic high strength steel heat-treated to 180 ksi (1241 MPa) minimum ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and above, and requirements for low stress grinding of chromium plating applied to such high strength steel.


This process has been used typically to grind chrome plating on high strength steel and high strength steel parts heat treated to 180 ksi (1241 MPa) ultimate tensile strength and above for applications requiring wear, heat, and corrosion resistance or dimensional restoration, such as aircraft landing gear and hydraulic actuator components. However, usage is not limited to such applications (See 8.3).

Safety – Hazardous Materials

While the materials, methods, applications, and processes described or referenced in this specification may involve the use of hazardous materials, this specification does not address the hazards that may be involved in such use. It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure familiarity with the safe and proper use of any hazardous materials and to take necessary precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all personnel involved.
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