Above values from ASTM A Higher strengths can be produced by heavy cold work – this may be required for certain applications. ASTM A – 16 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging. This specification covers. See the chemical composition and physical properties of ASTM A Grade annealed Stainless Steel, find alternative materials, and connect with suppliers.

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NOTE 1—A typical ordering description is as follows: The following coatings may be specied: Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend.

ASTM A493 Grade 384 annealed

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Originally published as A — The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate. This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every ve years and if not revised, either reapproved or withdrawn.

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. The material shall also conform to the requirements as to mechanical properties.

ASTM A for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging

Material can be manufactured to tensile strength ranges other than those shown in Table 2. General Requirements for Delivery 4.


This specification covers cold-finished and hot-finished stainless steel wire and wire rods for cold heading or cold forging for applications, such as a4493, where corrosion resistance is a factor.

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Resistance to Intergranular Corrosion 8. 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. Current edition approved Jan. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to the following: The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Users of this standard are expressly advised that determination of the validity of any such patent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, are entirely their own responsibility.

The steel shall conform to the required chemical composition requirements. ICS Number Code A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. The following lubricants may be specied: An electroplated copper coating is often used. The producer should be consulted when material is required to tensile strength ranges other than aastm specied.


Z493 American Society for Testing and Materials takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard. Last previous edition A — B Product analysis tolerance over the maximum limit for carbon and nitrogen to be 0. All austenitic grades in the annealed condition or annealed and lightly drafted condition shall be capable of passing the criteria set by this specification.

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Packaging and Package Marking 9. For smaller sizes, similar mechanical properties apply to ferritic and martensitic grades; however the producer should be consulted regarding somewhat higher tensile properties applicable to austenitic grades. A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

Copyright ASTM Standard Specication for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging1 This standard is issued under the xed designation A ; the number immediately following asym designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of astk revision.

This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.