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1.1 This specification covers carbon steel flat wire in coils or cut lengths. Flat wire is classified as a cold-rolled section, rectangular in shape, 0.500 in. [12.7 mm] or less in width and under 0.250 in. [6.35 mm] in thickness.
1.2 Low-carbon steel flat wire is produced from steel compositions with a maximum carbon content of 0.25 % by cast or heat analysis.
1.3 Carbon spring steel flat wire is produced to a carbon range in which the specified or required maximum is over 0.25 % by cast or heat analysis.
1.3.1 Two types of carbon spring steel flat wire are produced:
22.214.171.124 Untempered cold-rolled carbon spring steel flat wire, produced to several desirable combinations of properties and
126.96.36.199 Hardened and tempered carbon spring steel wire.
1.4 Definite application flat wire is a product developed for a specific application and may be specified only by size and descriptive name.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152200(Non electric iron and steel wire)