ASTM B981 / B981M - 19

    Standard Specification for Low-Leaded Brass Rod, Bar, Wire, and Shapes

    Active Standard ASTM B981 / B981M | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for low leaded brass rod, bar, wire, and shapes of any specified cross section produced from Copper Alloys UNS No. C36300, C36500, C37000, C37100 and C37700 suitable for high-speed screw machining applications. It covers tensile and chemical requirements, as well as temper, dimensions, mass, and permissible variations. The material shall be tested by chemical analysis, and chemical composition shall, in case of disagreement, be determined subject to agreement between the manufacturer and the purchaser.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for low leaded brass rod, bar, wire, and shapes of any specified cross section produced from Copper Alloys UNS No. C36300, C36500, C37000, C37100 and C37700 suitable for high-speed screw machining applications.

    Note 1: Refer to Specification B124/B124M when purchasing bar or rod for forging production.

    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 necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B124/B124M Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Forging Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    B250/B250M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper Alloy Wire

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper AlloysWrought and Cast

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30261500(Brass bars); 30102410(Brass rods)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0981_B0981M-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM B981 / B981M-19, Standard Specification for Low-Leaded Brass Rod, Bar, Wire, and Shapes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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