This specification deals with the hot-rolled, heavy thickness coils available for three designations: alloy steel, drawing steel, and structural alloy steel. Alloy steel is intended for general or miscellaneous use where bending and moderate forming is required. Drawing steel is used for severe cold plastic deformation such as deep drawn or severely formed parts. The material is available only in coils such as strip and sheet. As-rolled and annealed heat treatment shall be used for manufacturing the material. Drawing steel shall be furnished with a spheroidized annealed heat treatment unless otherwise specified. Heat analysis shall conform to the required grade specified for standard alloy steel, nonstandard alloy steel, and structural alloy steel. Grades shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, copper, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium. Mechanical tests for regular quality alloy steel and strip are not applicable; but for drawing steel and structural alloy steel, tension and hardness tests are required.
1.1 This specification covers hot-rolled, heavy thickness coils beyond the size limits of Specifications A506 and A507.
1.2 The product is available in three designations: Alloy Steel, Drawing Steel, and Structural Alloy Steel.
1.3 Alloy steel is furnished to chemical composition requirements and is intended primarily for general or miscellaneous use where bending and moderate forming is a requirement.
1.4 Drawing steel is produced principally for applications involving severe cold plastic deformation such as deep drawn or severely formed parts.
1.4.1 Drawing steel may be furnished in several conditions, heat treatments, surface finishes, and edges, as specified herein.
1.5 Structural steel is furnished to chemical composition requirements and to specific mechanical property requirements which may include tension tests, hardness tests, or other commonly accepted mechanical tests.
1.5.1 The formability of structural steel decreases with increasing yield strength or hardness. Therefore, product design in relation to the mechanical properties of the grade used must be considered.
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