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1.1 This specification covers stainless steel wire, except the free-machining types. It includes round, square, octagon, hexagon, and shape wire in coils only for the more commonly used types of stainless steels for general corrosion resistance and high-temperature service. For bars in straightened and cut lengths, see Specifications A276 or A479/ A479M.Note 1-For free-machining stainless wire, designed especially for optimum machinability, see Specification A581/A581M.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as standards; within the text and tables, the SI units are shown in [brackets]. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.3 Unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the inch-pound units.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A479/A479M Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure Vessels
A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
A581/A581M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Society of Automotive Engineers StandardJ 1086 Numbering Metals and Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152203(Stainless steel wire)