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This specification covers round, uncoated, high tensile strength, cold-drawn steel spring wires having properties and quality suitable for the manufacture of mechanical springs and wire forms subject to high static stresses or infrequent dynamic load, or both. The steel shall be made by any commercially accepted steel making process. The steel shall either be ingot cast or continuous strand cast. The finished wire shall be free from detrimental pipe and undue segregation. The wire shall be cold drawn to produce the desired tensile strength. The wire finish shall be suitable for forming or coiling. It is not intended that this material be furnished with a metallic coating. Heat and product analysis shall be conducted wherein the material shall conform to the required chemical composition values of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. The material shall undergo tensile and wrap tests. The steel shall have fine pearlite microstructure and the wire surface shall not exhibit imperfections.
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1.1 This specification covers round, uncoated, high tensile strength, cold-drawn steel spring wire, having properties and quality suitable for the manufacture of mechanical springs and wire forms subject to high static stresses or infrequent dynamic load, or both.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel (Metric)
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ANSI StandardB32.4 Preferred Metric Sizes for Round, Square, Rectangle, and Hexagon Metal Products
AIAG StandardAIAGB-5 02.00 Primary Metals Identification Tag Application Standard
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152200(Non electric iron and steel wire)