Standard Specification for Steel, Flat Wire, Carbon, Cold-Rolled
|Publication Date:||1 March 2008|
|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 inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.