ASTM A580/A580M-98(2004)

    Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire

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    1. Scope

    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 A 276 or A 479/A 479M.

    Note 1—For free-machining stainless wire, designed especially for optimum machinability, see Specification A 581/A 581M.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standard

    J 1086 Numbering Metals and Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152203(Stainless steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0580_A0580M-98R04

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