ASTM A493-95(2004)

    Historical Standard: ASTM A493-95(2004) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging

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    ASTM A493

    1. Scope

    1.1 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.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate.


    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

    A262 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels

    A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality); 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152203(Stainless steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0493-95R04

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