Active Standard ASTM A108 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.15
Book of Standards Volume: 01.05
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This specification covers cold-finished carbon and alloy steel bars for heat treatment, machining into components, or for as-finished condition as shafting or in constructional applications. The steel materials shall be cold drawn, turned, ground, polished, hot wrought, cold rolled, and heat treated. The steel specimens shall undergo chemical analysis.
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1.1 This specification covers cold-finished carbon and alloy steel bars produced in straight length and coil to chemical compositions. Cold-finished bars are suitable for heat treatment, for machining into components, or for use in the as-finished condition as shafting, or in constructional applications, or for other similar purposes (Note 1). Grades of steel are identified by grade numbers or by chemical composition.
1.2 Some end uses may require one or more of the available designations shown under Supplementary Requirements. Supplementary requirements shall apply only when specified individually by the purchaser.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for
A304 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Bars Subject to End-Quench Hardenability Requirements
A322 Specification for Steel Bars, Alloy, Standard Grades
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A400 Practice for Steel Bars, Selection Guide, Composition, and Mechanical Properties
A510/A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel, and Alloy Steel
A576 Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality
Other DocumentsAIST Bar Steels: Steel Product Manual Available from Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), 180 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528, http://www.aist.org SAEHandbookandSAEJ10 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS) Available from SAE International (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org.
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)
UNSPSC Code 30263600(Carbon steel bars); 30263700(Steel alloy bars)