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Electro-Polishing Quality (EPQ) and Forming

Standard:

ASTM A555

Standard Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods

Product Analysis Tolerances:

Element Upper Limit or Maximum of Specified Range, % Tolerances over the maximum (upper limit) or under the minimum (lower limit)
Carbon (C) To 0.010, incl
Over 0.010 to 0.030, incl
Over 0.030 to 0.20, incl
Over 0.20 to 0.60, incl
Over 0.60 to 1.20, incl
0.002
0.005
0.01
0.02
0.03
Manganese (Mn) To 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 3.00, incl
Over 3.00 to 6.00, incl
Over 6.00 to 10.00, incl
Over 10.00 to 15.00, incl
Over 15.00 to 20.00, incl
0.03
0.04
0.05
0.06
0.10
0.15
Phosphorus (P) To 0.040, incl
Over 0.040 to 0.20, incl
0.005
0.010
Sulfer (S) To 0.040, incl
Over 0.040 to 0.20, incl
Over 0.20 to 0.50, incl
0.005
0.010
0.020
Silicon (Si) To 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 3.00, incl
0.05
0.10
Chromium (Cr) Over 4.00 to 10.00, incl
Over 10.00 to 15.00, incl
Over 15.00 to 20.00, incl
Over 20.00 to 30.00, incl
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.25
Nickel (Ni) To 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00 to 10.00, incl
Over 10.00 to 20.00, incl
Over 20.00 to 30.00, incl
Over 30.00 to 40.00, incl
Over 40.00
0.03
0.07
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.25
0.30
Molybdenum (Mo) Over 0.20 to 0.60, incl
Over 0.60 to 2.00, incl
Over 2.00 to 7.00, incl
Over 7.00 to 15.00, incl
Over 15.00 to 30.00, incl
0.30
0.50
0.10
0.15
0.20
Titanium (Ti) To 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 3.00, incl
Over 3.00
0.05
0.07
0.10
Cobalt (Co) Over 0.05 to 0.50, incl
Over 0.50 to 2.00, incl
Over 2.00 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00 to 10.00, incl
Over 10.00 to 15.00, incl
Over 15.00 to 22.00, incl
Over 22.00 to 30.00, incl
0.01
0.02
0.05
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.25
Columbium (Cb)
+
Tantalum
To 1.50, incl
Over 1.50 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00
0.05
0.10
0.15
Tantalum (Ta) To 0.10, incl 0.02
Copper (Cu) To 0.50, incl
Over 0.50 to 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 3.00, incl
Over 3.00 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00 to 10.00, incl
0.03
0.05
0.10
0.15
0.20
Aluminum (Al) To 0.15, inclOver 0.15 to 0.50, incl
Over 0.50 to 2.00, incl
Over 2.00 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00 to 10.00, incl
-0.005
+0.01
0.05
0.10
0.20
0.35
Nitrogen (N) To 0.02, incl
Over 0.02 to 0.19, incl
Over 0.19 to 0.25, incl
Over 0.25 to 0.35, incl
Over 0.35 to 0.45, incl
0.005
0.01
0.02
0.03
0.04
Tungsten (W) To 1.00, incl
Over 1.00 to 2.00, incl
Over 2.00 to 5.00, incl
Over 5.00 to 10.00, incl
Over 10.00 to 20.00, incl
0.03
0.05
0.07
0.10
0.15
Vanadium (V) To 0.50, incl
Over 0.50 to 1.50, incl
0.03
0.05
Selenium (Se) all 0.03

 

Permissible Variations in Diameter and Out-of-Round for Round Wire:

Specified Diameter (Inch) Over Under
1.00 and Over 0.0025 0.0025
Under 1.00 to 0.500 0.002 0.002
Under 0.500 to 0.3125, incl 0.0015 0.0015
Under 0.3125 to 0.0440, incl 0.001 0.001
Under 0.0440 to 0.0330, incl 0.0008 0.0008
Under 0.0330 to 0.0240, incl 0.0005 0.0005
Under 0.0240 to 0.0120, incl 0.0004 0.0004
Under 0.0120 to 0.0080, incl 0.0003 0.0003
Under 0.0080 to 0.0048, incl 0.0002 0.0002
Under 0.0048 to 0.0030, incl 0.0001 0.0001

 

The above notes are intended to provide general information about product specifications. Please contact InterWire so that our expert staff can provide more detailed product specifications and work with you to find the best products for your requirements.

 

Standard:

ASTM A580

Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire

Chemical Requirements (Composition, %)

Stainless Steel Authentic Grades

UNS# Type C,
max
Mn,
max
P,
max
S,
max
Si,
max
Cr Ni Mo N Other
S30200 302 0.15 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 17.0-19.0 8.0- 10.0 0.10 max
S30215 302B 0.15 2.00 0.045 0.030 2.00- 3.00 17.0-19.0 8.0- 10.0
S30400 304 0.08 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 18.0-20.0 8.0- 10.5 0.10 max
S30403 304L 0.030 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 18.0-20.0 8.0- 12.0 0.10 max
S31600 316 0.08 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 16.0-18.0 10.0-14.0 2.0- 3.0 0.10 max
S31603 316L 0.030 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 16.0-18.0 10.0-14.0 2.0- 3.0 0.10 max

 

Stainless Steel Ferritic Grades

UNS# Type C,
max
Mn,
max
P,
max
S,
max
Si,
max
Cr Ni Mo N Other
S43000 430 0.12 1.00 0.040 0.030 1.0 16.0-18.0  0.10 max

Maximum unless range is shown.

For some applications, the substitution of Type 304L for Type 304 or Type 316L for Type 316 may be undesirable because of design, fabrication or service requirements.

Mechanical Test Requirements

Austenitic Grades

UNS# Type Condition Final Operation Tensile Strength, min. (KSI) Yield Strength, min. (KSI) Elongation in Length 4x Gage Diameter of Test Specimens, min, % Reduction of Area, min, %
S30200
S30215
S30400
S31600
302
302B
304
316
A Cold Finished 90 45 30 40
S30200
S30215
S30400
S31600
302
302B
304
316
A Annealed 75 30 35 50
S30403
S31603
304L 316L A Cold Finished 90 45 30 40
S30403
S31603
04L 316L A Annealed 70 25 35 50

 

Ferritic Grades

UNS# Type Condition Final Operation Tensile Strength, min. (KSI) Yield Strength, min. (KSI) Elongation in Length 4x Gage Diameter of Test Specimens, min, % Reduction of Area, min, %
43000 430 A Cold Finished 70 40 16 45
43000 430 A Annealed 70 40 20 45

Minimum unless otherwise noted.

 

The above notes are intended to provide general information about product specifications. Please contact InterWire so that our expert staff can provide more detailed product specifications and work with you to find the best products for your requirements.