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 ast shown in Table 2. Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM Headquarters.

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.

Packaging and Package Marking 9. The material shall also conform to the requirements as to mechanical properties.

The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. A943 comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend.

ASTM A493 Grade 384 annealed

ICS Number Code 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.


The following lubricants may be specied: The following coatings may be specied: This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every ve years and if not astj, either reapproved satm withdrawn.

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

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The American Society for Testing and Materials takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard. The steel shall conform to the required chemical composition requirements. Soap is generally used.

The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate.

All austenitic grades in the annealed condition a4993 annealed and lightly drafted condition shall be capable of passing the criteria set by this specification. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. B Product analysis tolerance over the maximum limit for carbon and nitrogen to be 0. An electroplated copper coating is often used. Last previous adtm A — Resistance to Intergranular Corrosion 8.

Copyright ASTM Standard Specication for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging1 This astmm is issued under the xed designation A ; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.