ASTM A805-93(2002)

    Historical Standard: ASTM A805-93(2002) Standard Specification for Steel, Flat Wire, Carbon, Cold-Rolled

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    1. Scope

    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:

    1.3.1.1Untempered cold-rolled carbon spring steel flat wire, produced to several desirable combinations of properties and

    1.3.1.2 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.


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

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

    E45 Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)

    SAE Standard

    RecommendedPracticeS Methods of Measuring Decarburization


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152200(Non electric iron and steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0805-93R02

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