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    ASTM A228/A228M-02

    Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Music Spring Quality


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a high quality, round, cold-drawn steel music spring quality wire, uniform in mechanical properties, intended specially for the manufacture of springs subject to high stresses or requiring good fatigue properties.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI (metric) units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A510/A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    A938 Test Method for Torsion Testing of Wire

    A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.25 (Spring steels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152200(Non electric iron and steel wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0228_A0228M-02

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A228 / A228M-02, Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Music Spring Quality, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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