ASTM International - ASTM A684/A684M-06
Standard Specification for Steel, Strip, High-Carbon, Cold-Rolled
|Publication Date:||1 October 2006|
|ICS Code (Flat steel products and semi-products):||77.140.50|
1.1 This specification covers cold-rolled, high-carbon strip. It is furnished in the following types as specified:
1.1.1 Soft spheroidized annealed high-carbon steel is intended for applications requiring maximum cold forming. It is normally produced to give the lowest maximum Rockwell hardness for each grade.
1.1.2 Soft annealed high-carbon steel is intended for applications requiring moderate cold forming. It is produced to a maximum Rockwell hardness.
1.1.3 Intermediate hardness high-carbon steel is intended for applications where cold forming is slight or a stiff, springy product is needed, or both. It is produced to specified Rockwell hardness ranges, the maximum being higher than obtained for the annealed type.
1.1.4 Full hard high-carbon steel is intended for flat applications. It is produced to minimum Rockwell hardness requirements, which vary with grade, microstructure and gage. Full hard can be produced with either a pearlitic or spheroidized microstructure or a mixture of both. The minimum hardness should be established between the consumer and the producer.
1.2 This specification is applicable for orders in either inch-pound units or SI units.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two system may result in non-conformance with the standard.
This specification covers cold-rolled, high-carbon strip. The strip shall be furnished cold rolled spheroidized annealed, soft annealed, intermediate hardness, or full hard, as specified. The heat... View More
This specification covers cold-rolled, high-carbon strip. The strip shall be furnished cold rolled spheroidized annealed, soft annealed, intermediate hardness, or full hard, as specified. The heat or cast analysis shall conform to that specified requirement. Hardness test and bend test shall be made to conform to the requirements specified.View Less