Above values from ASTM A Higher strengths can be produced by heavy cold work – this may be required for certain applications. ASTM A – 16 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging. This specification covers. See the chemical composition and physical properties of ASTM A Grade annealed Stainless Steel, find alternative materials, and connect with suppliers.

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Material can be manufactured to tensile strength ranges other than those shown in Table 2. This specification covers cold-finished and hot-finished stainless steel wire and wire rods for cold heading or cold forging for applications, such as fasteners, where corrosion resistance is a factor.

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ASTM A for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging

Such requirements may include, but are not limited to the following: It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ICS Number Code Last previous edition A — The following lubricants may be specied: The American Society for Testing and Materials takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection a943 any item mentioned in this standard.


General Requirements for Delivery 4. The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate. This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every ve years and if not revised, either reapproved or withdrawn.

For smaller sizes, similar mechanical properties apply to ferritic and martensitic grades; however the producer should be consulted regarding somewhat higher tensile properties applicable to austenitic grades. All austenitic grades asm the annealed condition or annealed and lightly drafted condition shall be capable of passing the criteria set by this specification.

Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM Headquarters. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. B Product analysis tolerance over the maximum limit for carbon and nitrogen to be 0.

The steel shall conform to the required chemical composition requirements. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

An electroplated copper coating is often used. Packaging and Package Marking zstm. The producer should be consulted when material is required to tensile strength ranges other than those specied.

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The material shall also conform to the requirements as to mechanical properties. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.

Resistance to Intergranular Corrosion 8. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

Copyright ASTM Standard Specication for Stainless Steel Wire and Asm Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging1 This standard is issued under the xed designation A ; z493 number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

ASTM A493 – 16

Originally published as A — Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, x493 you may attend. The following coatings may be specied: Soap is generally used.

A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.