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Specifications and test methods examine the properties of various steel bars intended for specific or general applications. Standards focus on carbon and alloy steel axles, wrought carbon steel wheels, steel tires, and carbon and alloy steel forgings for railway use.
Volume 01.05 also provides standards for steel forgings and billets in assorted applications, such as pressure vessels, rotors, and general use. The remaining specifications cover steel chain, bearing steels, and tool steels.
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