Active Standard ASTM B169 / B169M | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.01
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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This specification establishes the requirements for UNS C61300 and C61400 copper aluminum bronze alloy sheets, strips, and rolled bars. These products are intended for drawing, forming, stamping, and bending applications but not for electrical applications. Each product is hot or cold rolled to finish gage and then annealed, if required, to meet the required temper properties. This specification also contains information on the required tensile strength, yield strength at extension under load, and elongation for different temper designations and product dimensions.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C61300 and C61400 aluminum bronze sheet, strip, and rolled bar.
1.2 The products made to this specification are commonly used for drawing, forming, stamping, and bending applications and are not intended for electrical applications.
Note 1—The products produced under this general specification may be used in many applications in which the individual requirements may be too specific to be determined by normal physical or mechanical testing. Therefore, it may be advisable for the purchaser to submit samples or drawings to the manufacturer to be assured that the product furnished is suitable for the intended application.
Note 2—Refer to Specification B171/B171M for plate product.
1.3 Units—Values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3.1 Within the text, SI Units are shown in brackets.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B171/B171M Specification for Copper-Alloy Plate and Sheet for Pressure Vessels, Condensers, and Heat Exchangers
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 30262600(Bronze sheets); 30262500(Bronze bars)