High-Carbon Spring Wire
Method of Manufacture Chief Uses Special PropertiesCold drawn. High and uniform tensile. High quality springs and wire forms.Cold drawn. Average stress applications. Lower cost springs and wire forms.Cold drawn. Higher quality springs and wire forms.Cold drawn and heat treated before fabrication, General purpose spring wire.Cold drawn and heat treated before fabrication. Suitable for cyclic applications.
MaterialMusic Wire
ASTM A 228
Hard Drawn
ASTM A 277
High Tensile
Hard Drawn
ASTM A 679
Oil Tempered
ASTM A 229
Carbon Valve
ASTM A 230
Nominal AnalysisC--.70 - 1.00%
Mn--.20 - 60%
C--.45 - .85%
Mn--.60 - 1.30%
C-- .65 - 1.00%
Mn-- .20 - 1.30%
C-- .55 - .85%
Mn-- .60 - 1.20%
C-- .60 - .75%
Mn-- .60 - .90%
Minimum Tensile Strength230-3999CLI 147-283
CLII 171-324
238-350CLI 165-293
CLII 191-324
215-240
Modulus of Elasticity E
psi x 106
3030303030
Design Stress % Minimum Tensile4540454545
Modulus in Torsion
G psi x 106
11.511.511.511.511.5
Maximum Temp. °F250250250250250
Maximum Temp. °C121121121121121
Rockwell HardnessC41-60C31-52C41-60C42-55C45-49
 Alloy Steel WireStainless Steel Wire
Method of Manufacture Chief Uses Special PropertiesCold drawn and heat treated before fabrication. Used for shock loads and moderately elevated temperature.Cold drawn and heat treated before fabrication. Used for shock loads and moderately elevated temperature.Cold drawn, general purpose, corrosion and heat resistant. Magnetic in spring temper.Cold drawn. Heat resistant and better corrosion resistance than 302. Magnetic in spring temper.Cold drawn & precipitation hardened after fabrication. High strength and general purpose corrosion resistance. Slightly magnetic in spring temper.
MaterialChrome Vanadium
ASTM A 231
Chrome Silicon
ASTM A 401
AISI 302/304
ASTM A 313
AISI 316
ASTM A 313
17-7 PH
ASTM A 313 (631)
Nominal AnalysisC -- .48 - .53%
Cr -- .80 - 1.10%
V -- .15 min%
C -- .51 - .59%
Cr -- .60 - .80%
Si -- 1.20 - 1.60%
Cr -- 17.0 - 19.0%
Ni -- 8.0 - 10.0%
Cr -- 16.0 - 18.0%
Ni -- 10.0 - 14.0%
Mo -- 2.0 - 3.0%
Cr -- 16.0 - 18.0%
Ni -- 6.5 - 7.5%
Al -- .75 - 1.5%
Minimum Tensile Strength190-300235-300235-300110-245Cond CH
235-335
Modulus of Elasticity E
psi x 106
3030282829.5
Design Stress % Minimum Tensile454530-404045
Modulus in Torsion
G psi x 106
11.511.511.511.511.5
Maximum Temp. °F425475550550650
Maximum Temp. °C218.5246288288343
Rockwell HardnessC41-55C48-55C35-45C35-45C38-57
Non-Ferrous Alloy Wire
Method of Manufacture Chief Uses Special PropertiesCold drawn. Good corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity.Cold drawn and may be mill hardened before fabricataion. Good corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity. High physicals.Cold drawn. Good corrosion resistance at moderately elevated temperature.Excellent corrosion resistance at moderately elevated temperature.
MaterialPhosphor Bronze
Grade A
ASTM B 159
Beryllium Copper
ASTM B 197
Monel 400
AMS 7233
Monel K 500
QQ-N-286
Nominal AnalysisCu -- 94.0% - 96.0%
Sn -- 4.0 - 6.0%
Cu -- 98.0%
Be -- 2.0%
Ni -- 66.0%
Cu -- 31.5%
C/Fe
Ni -- 65.0%
Cu -- 29.5%
C/Fe/A/Ti
Minimum Tensile Strength105-145150-230145-180160-200
Modulus of Elasticity E
psi x 106
1518.52628
Design Stress % Minimum Tensile40454040
Modulus in Torsion
G psi x 106
6.257.09.59.5
Maximum Temp. °F200400450550
Maximum Temp. °C93.8204232288
Rockwell HardnessB98-104C35-42C23-32C23-35
High-Temperature Alloy Wire
Method of Manufacture Chief Uses Special PropertiesCold drawn and precipitation hardened after fabrication. Good corrosion resistance at elevated temperature.Cold drawn. Good corrosion resistance at elevated temperature.Cold drawn and precipitation hardened after fabrication. Good corrosion resistance at elevated temperature.Cold drawn and precipitation hardened after fabrication. Good corrosion resistance at elevated temperature.
MaterialA 286 AlloyInconel 600
QQ-W-390
Inconel 718Inconel X-750
AMS 5698, 5699
Nominal AnalysisNi -- 26.0%
Cr -- 15.0%
Fe -- 53.0%
Ni -- 76.0%
Cr -- 15.8%
Fe -- 7.2%
Ni -- 52.5%
Cr -- 18.6%
Fe -- 18.5%
Inconel X-750
AMS 5698,5699
Minimum Tensile Strength160-200170-230210-2500No.IT 155 min.
Spg.T 190-230
Modulus
psi x 106
29312931
Design Stress % Minimum Tensile35404040
Modulus in Torsion
G psi x 106
10.411.011.212
Maximum Temp. °F9507001100750-1100
Maximum Temp. °C510371593399-593
Rockwell HardnessC35-42C35-45C45-50C34-39