Active Standard ASTM B196 / B196M | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.02
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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This specification establishes the requirements for rods and bars in straight lengths of copper-beryllium alloys with Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C17000, C17200, and C17300. The material for manufacture shall be cast and worked to such purity and soundness as to be suitable for processing by hot working, cold working, and annealing to produce a uniform wrought structure and specified temper in the finished product. Products shall be available in the following tempers: solution heat-treated TB00 (A), and cold-drawn hard TD04 (H), which shall be precipitation heat treated after machining or forming. Products that are already precipitation heat treated by the manufacturer shall be available in tempers TF00 (AT) and TH04 (HT). Products shall be sampled and prepared, then tested accordingly to examine their conformance to dimensional (diameter, length, straightness, and edge contour), mechanical (tensile and yield strength, Rockwell hardness, and elongation), and chemical composition requirements.
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1.3 The values stated in either inch-pounds or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. 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 nonconformance with the specification.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B194 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings
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]