ASTM B211M-12

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold-Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire (Metric)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers rolled or cold-finished bar, rod, and wire in alloys (Note 1) and tempers as shown in Table 2.

    Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    Note 2—The term cold finished is used to indicate the type of surface finish, sharpness of angles, and dimensional tolerances produced by drawing through a die.

    Note 3—See Specification B221M for aluminum and aluminum-alloy extruded bars, rods, wire, shapes, and tubes; and Specification B316/B316M for aluminum and aluminum-alloy rivet and cold-heading wire and rods.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1M. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of Table 1 preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E527.

    1.3 This specification is the metric counterpart of Specification B211.

    1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    TABLE 1 Chemical Composition LimitsA,B,C,D

    AlloySiFeCu MnMgCrNiZnTiBiPb SnOther ElementsEAluminum
    EachTotalF
    1100G0.95 Si + Fe0.050.200.05... ......0.10............0.050.15 99.00 minH
    2011 0.400.75.06.0...... ......0.30...0.200.60.200.6... 0.050.15remainder
    2014 0.501.20.73.95.00.401.20.200.80.10...0.250.15......0.15 0.050.15remainder
    2017 0.200.80.73.54.50.401.00.400.80.10...0.250.15......0.15 0.050.15remainder
    2024 0.500.503.84.90.300.91.21.80.10...0.250.15......0.15 0.050.15remainder
    2219 0.200.305.86.80.200.400.02 ......0.100.020.10......0.020.10 0.05I0.15Iremainder
    3003 0.60.70.050.201.01.5... ......0.10............0.050.15 remainder
    403211.013.51.00.501.3...0.81.30.100.51.30.25............0.050.15remainder
    5052 0.250.400.100.102.22.8 0.150.35...0.10............ 0.050.15remainder
    5056 0.300.400.100.050.204.55.60.050.20...0.10...... ......0.050.15remainder
    5154G 0.250.400.100.103.13.9 0.150.35...0.200.20......0.20 0.050.15remainder
    60130.61.00.500.61.10.200.80.81.20.10...0.250.10.........0.050.15remainder
    60200.400.90.500.300.90.350.61.20.15...0.200.150.050.91.50.050.15remainder
    6061 0.400.80.70.150.400.150.81.20.040.35...0.250.15... ...0.150.050.15remainder
    6110 0.71.50.80.200.70.200.70.501.10.040.25...0.300.15... ...0.150.050.15remainder
    6262 0.400.80.70.150.400.150.81.20.040.14...0.250.400.70.400.70.150.05 0.15remainder
    7075 0.400.501.22.00.302.12.90.180.28...5.16.1... ...0.200.050.15remainder

    A Limits are in mass percent maximum unless otherwise shown.

    B Analysis shall be made for the elements for which limits are shown in this table.

    C For purposes of determining conformance to these limits, an observed value or a calculated value obtained from analysis shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the last right-hand place of figures used in expressing the specified limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    D In case of any discrepancy in the values listed in Table 3 when compared with those listed in the Teal Sheets (International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Aluminum and Wrought Aluminum Alloys), the composition limits registered with The Aluminum Association and published in the Teal Sheets shall be considered the controlling composition.

    E Others includes listed elements for which no specific limit is shown as well as unlisted metallic elements. The producer may analyze samples for trace elements not specified in the specification. However, such analysis is not required and may not cover all metallic Others elements. Should any analysis by the producer or the purchaser establish that an Others element exceeds the limit of Each or that the aggregate of several Others elements exceeds the limit of Total, the material shall be considered non-conforming.

    F Other elementsTotal shall be the sum of unspecified metallic elements 0.010 % or more each, rounded to the second decimal before determining the sum.

    G Beryllium 0.0003 maximum for welding electrode and welding rod only.

    H The aluminum content is the difference between 100.00 % and the sum of all the other metallic elements and silicon present in amounts of 0.010 % or more each, rounded to the second decimal before determining the sum.

    I Vanadium 0.050.15 % zirconium 0.100.25 %. The total for other elements does not include vanadium and zirconium.


    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

    B221M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes (Metric)

    B316/B316M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivet and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B594 Practice for Ultrasonic Inspection of Aluminum-Alloy Wrought Products for Aerospace Applications

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1004 Test Method for Determining Electrical Conductivity Using the Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Method

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    G47 Test Method for Determining Susceptibility to Stress-Corrosion Cracking of 2XXX and 7XXX Aluminum Alloy Products

    ANSI Standards

    H35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Aerospace Material Specification

    AMS2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials Available from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001.

    Other Standards

    CENEN14242 Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys-Chemical Analysis-Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectral Analysis Available from European Committee for Standardization, Central Secretariat (CEN), rue de Stassart 36, B1050 Brussels, Belgium. http://www.cen.eu/esearch


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152305(Aluminum or aluminum alloy wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0211M-12

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