Standard Specification for Steel, Flat Wire, Carbon, Cold-Rolled
|Publication Date:||1 May 2009|
|ICS Code (Steel wire, wire ropes and link chains):||77.140.65|
This specification covers carbon steel flat wire in coils or cut lengths. Flat wire is classified as a cold-rolled section, rectangular in shape, 0.500 in. [12.7 mm] or less in width and under 0.250 in. [6.35 mm] in thickness.
Low-carbon steel flat wire is produced from steel compositions with a maximum carbon content of 0.25 % by cast or heat analysis.
Carbon spring steel flat wire is produced to a carbon range in which the specified or required maximum is over 0.25 % by cast or heat analysis.
Two types of carbon spring steel flat wire are produced:
Untempered cold-rolled carbon spring steel flat wire, produced to several desirable combinations of properties and
Hardened and tempered carbon spring steel wire.
Definite application flat wire is a product developed for a specific application and may be specified only by size and descriptive name.
The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with this specification.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard